Why is the new online masters in Data Science (MCS-DS) w/ UIUC so expensive compared to …

I was really excited to see Coursera launch an accredited Masters of CS in Data Science track, until I saw the cost. $20,000! Seriously? Why? The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is a great school for CS, but it’s not *that* great. The world has no shortage of online MSCS programs the cost about that, and many cost less. For example, in-state tuition at UT Austin (comparable in CS) – is less than this. And Udacity’s competitor, the Online MS of CS through Georgia Tech (also comparable to UIUC) is under $7000 – almost three times cheaper. I feel Coursera has a better platform (and model) than Udacity, but… four times as expensive? Why? The Coursera platform cuts the cost per student down to a tiny fraction of the on-campus…


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