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Texas Panel Wants Students To Complete 10% Of Degrees Online

First Posted: 08/04/10 01:12 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:15 PM ET

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A Texas panel on higher education recently published a list of recommendations for the state's colleges -- one of which suggests that 10 percent of a college degree should be earned outside of the classroom.

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the report seeks to suggest ways to lower higher education costs while boosting enrollment. Online courses would make it so that campuses wouldn't have to construct multitudes of new spaces to host the extra students.

The recent report comes on the heels of the news that Texas lags behind much of the country in degree obtainment. On July 23, the Associated Press reported that just 27 percent of Texans between the ages 25-34 holds anything more than a high school diploma.

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