A public university bachelor’s degree for $9,000, and they’re not kidding

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Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt, left, and Provost Jon Anderson are architects of a no-frills, all-inclusive $9,000 bachelor’s degree. | Lee Benson, Deseret News Late last summer, a couple of weeks before fall semester was to begin, Jon Anderson, the newly hired provost at Southern Utah University, walked into the office of school President Scott Wyatt with an idea. He said he thought SUU should start offering a bachelor’s degree for $9,000. That’s a four-year degree for the equivalent of a used Subaru. Nine grand is what one month of undergrad costs at Harvard. It’s just a third of what an on-campus SUU student who completes their degree in four years would pay. Wyatt did not look at Anderson as if his second-in-command had...

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A public university bachelor’s degree for $9,000, and they’re not kidding

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