The Star-Herald

UMPI officials meet with Sen. Susan Collins

University of Maine at Presque Isle President Ray Rice and Carolyn Dorsey, director of competency-based education programs at UMPI, met recently with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in her Washington, D.C., office, while visiting the capital for a Competency-Based Education Network conference. “As the first public university in New England to offer a CBE Bachelor of Business Administration degree, UMPI is successfully reaching an older population and giving them the skills that they need to pursue higher education,” said Collins. In the fall of 2017, UMPI began offering a CBE bachelor of business administration degree. UMPI is the first public university in New England to offer that kind of CBE degree program. The program aims to give individuals with some college experience and credit a pathway to complete their degree. Fifty-three percent of the enrollees are between the ages of 40 and 65.  (Courtesy of Christopher Knight)

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