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Capella U shares lessons from 5 years of competency-based education – Education Dive

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  • Capella University offers a look at the first five years of its direct assessment competency-based education program (CBE), FlexPath, in a report released Thursday that includes lessons learned so far and barriers to broader implementation of the model throughout higher ed.
  • FlexPath participants finish bachelor’s degrees 59% faster and master’s degrees 42% faster than students in similar credit-hour programs, and they borrow 45% less financial aid than those in Capella’s equivalent credit-hour programs. They also persist over two years at higher rates.
  • The data comes as regulators consider rules that intend to make it easier for colleges to explore alternative educational models and as a growing number of colleges adopt or express interest in CBE.

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