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Calbright College increases enrollment and completion numbers

Calbright College, the state’s online community college, announced Tuesday that its enrollment has grown to 2,000 students — a milestone for the college, which opened in 2019.

As of Monday, enrollment was 2,077 students.

“Calbright’s continued growth highlights the importance of putting students at the center of our design,” said Ajita Talwalker Menon, president of the college. “Our learners are advancing their studies and skills while managing a schedule that includes working, raising a famil, and navigating an ongoing global pandemic and rapidly evolving labor market.”

Calbright is a free, self-paced alternative to traditional colleges and is intended to serve adults between 25 and 34 who lack college degrees or need additional skills to qualify for higher-paying jobs. The college uses a competency-based education model that assesses students based on their skills and not the amount of time they spending a class.

The online college also announced that it has more than doubled the number of certificates awarded in 2022, from 43 in 2021 to 110 last year. In January, the college awarded its 200th certificate. As of Monday, more than 226 certificates had been awarded to students.

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