College for America is an online degree program with no classes, no professors, and no credit hours. Offered through Southern New Hampshire University, the $10,000 degree program relies on students' skills to award credit. The program was recently featured as part of PBS NewsHour's Rethinking College.
College for America has been cited as an innovative way to make college more affordable. But how do its students qualify for a degree? PBS' Hari Sreenivasan from New Hampshire on the school's unique approach to higher education.
That movement is competency-based education, where students earn credit at their own pace by demonstrating their skills.
Last November, when Southern New Hampshire first announced their latest degree program, WGBH's On Campuswith Southern New Hampshire University's President Paul LeBlanc.
You can listen to that story here:
This story is part of a week-long series airing on PBS and WGBH.
For more information about the series visit the PBS NewHour's Rethinking College.