101: Competency-Based Education

Today, some colleges and universities are measuring a student’s progress based on learning instead of time using competency-based education (CBE).

More and more of today’s students are adults, parents and older students who are learning outside the traditional academic calendar and often bring substantial work experience and existing college credit. Today’s students need postsecondary education to be flexible and fit into complex schedules that often combine study with work and family commitments. Done correctly, competency-based education is a powerful strategy for driving higher education attainment, promoting stronger career outcomes for today’s students, and strengthening America’s workforce and economy.

This new 101 from Higher Learning Advocates for a quick read on what CBE is, and why CBE is a critical tool to better serve today’s students. Download the 101 to get up to speed.