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UTA In The News — Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

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UT Arlington recognized for its efforts to make college more affordable

As so many Americans are hesitating to attend college because of the cost of higher education, The University of Texas at Arlington is set to launch a bachelor's degree program that would only set students back $10,000, reported. Courses will take six years to complete because students will be required to begin taking classes in high school. Tarrant County College will provide students with the necessary college credits before they attend The University of Texas at Arlington.

Sul Ross State University joins UT Arlington, other schools in making college affordable

Joining the ranks of other Texas State University System schools like UT Arlington, Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College is also planning to offer a bachelor’s degree program that will cost only $10,000, reported. Sul Ross will partner with Southwest Texas Junior College to announce a “10K Scholarship Program” that it plans to begin offering in the fall of 2013.

UT Arlington makes Forbes list of America's 650 Top Colleges

The University of Texas at Arlington made the Forbes list of America’s 650 Top Colleges, the Dallas Business Journal reported. Forbes said the ranking focused not so much on cost or a school's reputation as it did on the quality of teaching at a university, career prospects for graduates, high graduation rates and low levels of debt.