A Three-Year BA?
Below the fold I will show you how to get such a degree today for less than $10,000 from a world class university. Really.
How to get a top 10 Economics degree for less than $10,000:
It is possible today to complete a university degree in less than three years for about $10,000, not per year, but for the entire degree. The University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science offers such degree.
Distance learning and flexible study | University of London International Programmes
Here is the link to course selection:
Course search results | University of London International Programmes
Note, that while all of the colleges at the University of London are quite good, the London School of Economics and Political Science is excellent, with its degrees (including accounting, banking, business, economics, and finance among others) commonly ranked approximately 4th in the world, making it a truly world class degree. That is 4th along with Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago . . .
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 - Economics & Econometrics
Costs are low as well:
£84 Application fee (non-refundable)
£89/£45 Application fee for accreditation of prior learning (per course/half course).
£760 Registration fee 1.
£380 Continuing registration fee 1.
£224 Examination fee per course.
£112 Examination fee per half course
The course of study is 6 semesters of work commonly taken over three years, resulting in a degree. Exams occurs only in May/June each year, and may be re-sit (retaken).
This means the cost of study, without books, and supplies is about $3,000 per year, for a total tuition and testing cost of about $9,000. Testing is available in many places in the US, commonly in or close to large cities, and often performed at universities. Assuming books are less than $3,000 in total the total cost is about the cost of one year of instate college tuition here in the US, which seems to run about $9,400 without books, supplies, lodging, food, etcetera.
The courses require 2.5 years of study in major, and one semester of study (4 half classes, or 2 full year classes in related areas). This usually means that an economics major might take related courses in business, accounting, finance, or the like.
Notice the lack of requirements for Social Justice Religion classes, Correct Communism Thought classes, or other worthless time waster classes created by the imbeciles who run US colleges, and universities today.
I no longer advise potential matriculants to university to attend a US university in person, but instead for them to seek education elsewhere, for less cost, better quality, and none of the US gender lunacy.
Regardless of where you attend, never allow your student debt to rise higher than one-half of your realistic first years wage.