High school students benefit from college & tech career credit programs

Friday, March 7, 2014

A new report outlines the benefits of dual enrollment programs that allow high school students to complete post-secondary or career and technical training credits.

Research from the Education Commission of the States shows students enrolled in dual programs are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in a higher education than their peers. Students in these programs are also more likely to enroll in college full-time, and less likely to require remedial coursework.

More than 80 percent of high schools have students in dual programs, and almost half offer career and technical education, or CTE classes. Enrollment in these programs is growing at an annual rate of 5 percent from 2002 to 2011.

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