News Release: Governor Rick Scott's Office
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During Governor Rick Scott’s visit to JAXPORT today to highlight transportation investments in the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget,” Governor Scott highlighted the new $10,000 bachelor’s degree in trade and logistics beginning this fall at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Last year, Governor Scott issued a challenge to Florida’s state colleges to find innovative ways to offer a bachelor’s degree at a cost of just $10,000 in fields that will provide graduates with the best opportunity for employment. All 23 Florida State Colleges with baccalaureate degrees have accepted the challenge.
Governor Scott said, “I was proud to highlight FSCJ’s new $10,000 degree with their brand new president Cynthia Bioteau today. I applaud FSCJ for working to find ways to improve value in our higher education system and to take on our $10,000 degree challenge. In Florida, we want to create an opportunity economy where we create jobs for the future generations and this brand new degree at FSCJ will do exactly that – help our students be prepared for dynamic jobs in growing industries.”
Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna said, “The Florida College System has a responsibility to prepare graduates for careers in the 21st century economy. Governor Scott’s $10,000 degree challenge ensures that Florida’s students receive a high-quality education at an affordable price. FSCJ’s $10,000 bachelor’s degree in logistics will prepare graduates for positions such as warehouse managers, logistics managers, operations managers and logistics coordinators. I commend the Governor for his leadership in supporting workforce training and the college for its commitment to access and affordability.”
Florida State College at Jacksonville President Dr. Cynthia Bioteau said, “I would like to thank Governor Scott for his commitment to ensuring Florida’s students can get a college degree while not being burdened by extreme amounts of debt. FSCJ is proud to take the Governor up on his challenge, and we will continue to work to find ways to prepare our students for a great career when they graduate.”