Competency-Based Learning: A Southern New Hampshire University Degree

Posted by JEVS Human Services on March 5, 2019

JEVS Human Services is pleased to bring competency-based degree programs to the Philadelphia region through our partnership with Southern New Hampshire University.

Fully accredited associates and bachelor’s degrees can be completed in as little as 18 months through SNHU’s online, affordable, flexible offerings. With curriculums that emphasize real-world skills, students are fully supported by JEVS staff every step of the way, from application to online setup, in-person (at classroom locations throughout the city) and remotely. This way, students learn on their own time, at their own pace, with personalized feedback and structured coaching.

“The goal in bringing this to Philadelphia is to expand the types of post-secondary options that are available – not only to those within the JEVS family, but beyond,” said Keighan Gunther, Manager of Strategy for Youth and Gateway Programs. “We’re actively seeking partnering organizations who are looking for options for their clients and members beyond a diploma, or the many individuals who have perhaps tried college but would like additional flexibility, support, or were looking for a project-based way to learn, in order to fulfill their educational dreams.”

In-person information sessions are currently ongoing; semesters start in March, May and September. For more information on degree offerings and program details, visit

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