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“Calbright, which is free to students, is different from other public community colleges in that students can start and finish each program on their own time and at their own pace. The college offers competency-based education, which assesses students based on the skills they learned and not the amount of time spent in a class.”

Read more about After more than a year of enrolling students, Calbright College makes significant changes and learns from mistakes

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On its opening day, nearly 700 people submitted applications to enroll in California’s new online-only two-year institution — Calbright College. The college was created to serve an entirely new adult and underemployed population of students who are working part-time jobs or stuck in positions that don’t pay a living wage. The California Community College system described […]

Read more about Hundreds sign up for the new Calbright College

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“No students are enrolled yet. No faculty is hired. But Calbright is set to open Tuesday, and college officials say the state’s first fully online, free community college is off to a great start. “We had a little high-five moment here in the office” when visitors to the websiteexpressing interest in enrolling recently surpassed 1,000, said […]

Read more about California's Newest Community College Has a Tech Startup Vibe

Heather Hiles will be the new chief executive of California's fledgling virtual community college, the California Community Colleges system announced on Wednesday. The state's ambitious first online community college hopes to test its first cohort of students in late 2019.

Read more about New Chief of California’s Virtual Community College Wants to Help Solve the State’s Work-Force Problem