New Mexico Junior College plan eyes 4-year degree under $10K

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Junior College wants to help eastern New Mexico students earn a college degree for under $10,000.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports the school's College FasTTrak program will allow Lea County students to graduate within three years and spend time at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Schools officials have worked to improve a system for high school students to receive dual credit that can be used at the junior college and then transferred to Texas Tech.

New Mexico Junior College Vice President of Instruction Larry Sanderson introduced the revamped duel credit system to the school's board at its meeting last week.

Under the proposal, eastern New Mexico high schools will offer approved courses to students giving them the dual credit opportunity.

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Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com

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