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Rasmussen Expands Competency Ed Model

Rasmussen College is expanding its competency-based education (CBE) model to its first School of Technology program.

Rasmussen launched its Flex Choice CBE model last fall. The online program allows students to take a mix of self-paced and traditional courses, as well as self-directed interactive assessments whenever they feel prepared to do so. Each assessment attempt costs $99. The model is designed to retain the faculty interaction and graded instruction of more traditional formats while allowing for more flexibility, according to information released by Rasmussen.

With the expansion, students will now be able to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science using the Flex Choice model.

"Rasmussen College is pleased to now offer our Flex Choice CBE courses to Computer Science Bachelor's degree students. We know technology students tend to be logical learners which makes competency-based education a great fit for our School of Technology," said Brooks Doherty, assistant vice president of academic innovation at Rasmussen, in a prepared statement. "Current students tell us they enjoy the ability to move quickly through concepts they know and then slow down and take more time on new, challenging content. They also value the faculty presence in their CBE courses and how the Flex Choice CBE model provides live collaboration with both students and faculty. We continue to build new CBE courses and hope to expand our Flex Choice CBE model to additional programs in the near future."

For more information on the college's CBE program, visit

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].

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