Competency-Based Education

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At most colleges, a degree is based on “seat time.” But economists argue that the number of college grads is growing too slowly to meet the needs of today’s workforce, and that there should be a way to give students credit for what they already know.

This is a special report from Higher Education reporter Kirk Carapezza, of WGBH-Boston Public Radio. For more on this story, visit WGBH’s On Campus blog. WGBH’s “On Campus” reports are a collaboration with The Forum for the Future of Higher Education and are made possible with support from Lumina Foundation, which also funds American Radioworks.