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General Discussion

Why not just get rid of basic and pro, but do tech degrees at a lower cost?

We know the benefits of doing the tech degree, but for many what is stopping them is the price. There are the pro and basic subscription plans that while nice don't provide the same benefits. Personally (and I think many would agree) if treehouse lowered the price of the tech degree while fazing out the pro and basic plans, more people would sign up. Say make the tech degree an even $100 a month. I think that's a good price and one that if the other two plans are discontinued, won't cause many complaints. It's basically saying yes we got rid of the cheaper options, but in turn we have now offered a very significant reduction in price to our tech degrees which offer so many numerous benefits.

Just my 2 cents.


because some people (like me) don't care about the tech degree.

I take courses when I want, where I want and in the subject I feel like to cover today, and that can be different than what I want to take a month from now.

so ... sometimes, a month goes by and I don't take any course ... then I see something interesting, a subject I am interested in) I jump in and finish the track.

Right now I am witing for more java courses, and doing Python. As soon as a java course comes up, I jump there and back to Python

I njoy helping other students with Java and Python questions when not taking a course.

lower price fits my needs. But I do agree, $199 a month can be a bit steep for some folks, but if you are in for the duration of the track only, then $199 is not much.

just my $0.02

2 Answers

Amy Kindsvater
Amy Kindsvater
8,320 Points

Not everyone wants the Techdegree. The system they have now is very inclusive to all levels and desires. I have the basic plan and it's all I can afford. I've learned so much from Treehouse and I like their format and instructors. If they switched exclusively to Techdegree then I'd be forced to go elsewhere and I don't know if there are any similar learning sites at this price range. I'm a graphic designer hoping to move more into the web sphere and losing the basic plan would be a huge setback. While I agree the Techdegree price is on the high end for a lot of people, it's probably one of the cheaper "degree" programs out there. There's a company local to me that has coding bootcamps that are 10 months long and cost $7,000 (vs $2,000 for 10 months here). It's just an expensive product.

i would join techdegrees if it was $100 a month