Will Coursera’s new bachelor’s completion degree be able to scale?
Reported by Inside Higher Ed, Coursera has partnered with the University of North Texas to launch a degree completion program, Coursera’s first bachelor’s degree program.
Incoming students can transfer up to 84 credits earned elsewhere, but must earn at least 34 credits through UNT in order to graduate. But with a per-credit hour price of $330, this tuition is still comparable to many other publics and some private non-profits.
The takeaway? Will the association with Coursera shy away student demand until the price point truly becomes too hard to pass up? Or will outsourcing the LMS function and online learning environment to Coursera start to become a more popular move for universities?
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