Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs

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This new [Community College Research Center] CCRC study suggests that career-focused dual enrollment programs - in which high school students take college courses for credit - can benefit underachieving students and those underrepresented in higher education. The study found that California students who participated in dual enrollment were more likely than similar students in their districts to graduate from high school, enroll in four-year colleges, and persist in college. They also accumulated more college credits and were less likely to take remedial classes. The three-year study,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Equity; Demographics; Secondary education; Higher education; Outcomes; Language

Keywords: Enrolment; Socioeconomic background; Minority group; Ethnicity; Academic persistence

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: San Francisco, California: James Irvine Foundation, 2012

Physical description: 49 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Katherine L. Hughes, Olga Rodriguez, Linsey Edwards and Clive Belfield

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 109.287

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