Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Permian Basin’s Proposal to Add a $10,000 Undergraduate Degree Program

Wednesday, May 02, 2012  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement regarding the University of Texas of the Permian Basin's proposal to begin offering a $10,000 undergraduate degree program this fall:

"Higher education, particularly relating to math and the sciences, will play a critical role in Texas' prosperity in the years and decades to come. I congratulate the UT System and UT Permian Basin for this important step toward making a degree more available and affordable for students seeking an education in these critically-needed fields, and I encourage all our institutions of higher education to continue their efforts to create more degrees costing no more than $10,000, books included."

View their announcement.

Governor's Initiatives:
Education »
Connect With Us
Texas Governor's Office on Google+Google+ Texas Governor's Office on LinkedInLinkedIn Texas Governor's Office YouTube ChannelYouTube Sign Up For Email Updates - Opens New WindowEmail Texas Governor's Office Flickr Photo StreamFlickr RSS FeedsRSS Feeds RSS FeedsPodcasts InstagramInstagram
Related News
April 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
Gov. Perry Appoints 11 Student Regents Across the State
February 12, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
ICYMI: Advanced Placement Participation More than Doubles in Past Decade
February 05, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
ICYMI: Texas Affordable Degree Program Launched
December 02, 2013 • College Station, Texas • Press Release
Gov. Perry Presents Cognizant STEM Grant to Texas A&M
View News Archive »