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Publication March 20102 pages10E01

New Data Reveal Percent of College Credits Taken by High School Students
Fact Book Bulletin

All SREB states have legislation enabling public high school students to take college credits in what are sometimes called “dual enrollment” or “early college” programs. Proponents of such programs say that they may help students prepare for college and reduce time to degree. However, critics of such programs question whether all students who enroll are prepared for them.

Data reported by many SREB states for the first time in the SREB-State Data Exchange 2008-2009 Highlights reveal details about public postsecondary education courses taken by high school students. High school students taking college courses are concentrated largely in technical institutes or colleges that have a career-training focus and in two-year, transfer-oriented colleges.

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