Dual credits in high school a growing trend that pays off

September 6, 2013

Roughly 1.3 million US students took classes for university credit before completing high school in 2010-11, up by 67% since 2003, according to the US Department of Education. CNN reports that the trend is partly driven by “skyrocketing” costs of PSE. However, there’s also evidence that suggests that completing some PSE credits early can give students a leg up in university or college. A report released in June by the American Institutes for Research revealed that more students who take college-level courses in high school go on to PSE than their peers who don’t. Another study by the Community College Research Center suggests that they’re also more likely than their classmates to stay in PSE once they’ve enrolled. CNN Money