How does being able to earn a bachelor's degree for under $10,000 sound? It might be an option right here in East Texas.

For the first time in history, TJC will award bachelor's degrees during this Friday's Fall commencement, and three will graduate earning a bachelor's of science degree in dental hygiene.

After being authorized by the Legislature in 2015, TJC started offering classes the falling Fall in 2016.

TJC will award diplomas to a total of 682 students earning their associates, three of them earning their bachelors.