Competency-Based Education

Rasmussen College Expands Competency-Based 'Flex Choice' Program

Rasmussen College will expand its offerings of self-paced and competency-based programs with the addition of four new associate's degrees.

Dubbed Flex Choice, the option is designed to help students save as much as $14,000 on tuition (depending on the program) and graduate up to six months earlier than in the traditional programs.

The program allows students enrolled in at least two faculty-led courses to choose self-paced, competency-based courses from a library of selections at no additional cost. The interactive courses feature role-playing scenarios, the ability to slow down for more challenging material and optional academic support from coaches.

The newest programs to add the Flex Choice option include:

"We are seeing great success with our Flex Choice option and believe strongly in self-paced, competency-based education as a way to make college more affordable, get skilled employees in the workforce faster and help fill jobs in high demand," said Matt Petz, vice president of academic affairs at Rasmussen College, in a prepared statement. "We launched Flex Choice last spring with the Business Management Associate's Degree program knowing there would be demand to open the option to students outside of the School of Business. We are thrilled to roll out Flex Choice in fast-growing, highly employable fields."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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