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Competency-Based Education

A Study of Four New Models and Their Implications for Bending the Higher Education Cost Curve

Posted: October 11, 2016
Authors: Donna M. Desrochers, Richard L. Staislo
Organizations: rpk Group

A report from rpkGROUP proposes that competency-based education has the potential to produce significant cost savings for colleges and students alike, while also offering students faster pathways to demonstrate content mastery. At the same time, the report emphasizes that the advantages of CBE require “patient capital,” as the time to reach the point where annual revenues at least equal operating expenses may take five years or more.

Competency-Based Education