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The Landscape of Competency-Based Education

Enrollments, Demographics, and Affordability

Posted: January 26, 2015
Authors: Robert Kelchen
Organizations: American Enterprise Institute

Competency-based education, in which credit is provided on the basis of student learning rather than credit or clock hours, has the potential to "streamline the path to a college degree for a significant number of students," says a new working paper from the American Enterprise Institute. The paper offers insight on the definitions, scale, and finances of CBE.

The Landscape of Competency-Based Education