Dual Enrollment for All: Reasons and Ways to Make It Work

Hughes, Katherine Lee; Rodríguez, Olga; Edwards, Linsey; Belfield, Clive

This brief summarizes a three-year study tracking outcomes for approximately 3,000 students across California shows that career-focused dual enrollment programs can provide important benefits for those who are underachieving and underrepresented in higher education. Dual enrollment, which allows high school students to take college courses and earn college credit, was once geared primarily toward high-achieving students seeking greater academic challenge.

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Community College Research Center
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
CCRC Brief
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April 4, 2014