Dual Enrollment Programs are Saving Students a Semester of College

Do dual enrollment programs improve a student’s likelihood to graduate?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, 61% of students who enter the University of Texas System are now bringing college credit with them, through dual-enrollment credit and/or Advanced Placement credit.

These students who enroll at UT with existing credit have a higher retention rate, and are graduating one semester earlier than their peers.

The takeaway? Dual credit programs can be an incredibly valuable way for students to expedite their college experience. So how do we help students pursue these programs, while ensuring the quality and rigor of these courses is truly preparing the student to move past them when entering college.

Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.