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Perry calls for 4-year tuition freeze for freshmen

DALLAS (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has formally pitched a 4-year tuition freeze for incoming college freshmen and renewed his call for bachelor's degrees costing as little as $10,000.

Perry offered his latest input on skyrocketing tuition costs in Texas at a Dallas high school Monday.

Perry also proposed tying 10% of an institution's state funding to the number of graduates. The governor's office says less than 30% of students at 4-year schools graduate in four years.

The governor also renewed his call for more transparency so families will know the full cost of a delayed graduation.

Perry's call for a 4-year tuition freeze has drawn support from educational leaders, including University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers.

The governor's office says nine institutions have implemented the $10,000 degree.

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