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Getting a Jump on. Why It Matters. What percentage of Ohio’s high school graduates go directly on to college? . Neighboring States Illinois 57.4% Indiana 65.7% Kentucky 60.9% Michigan 59.9% New York 74.2% Pennsylvania 63.9%

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getting a jump on

Getting a Jump on

Why It Matters.


Neighboring States

Illinois 57.4%

Indiana 65.7%

Kentucky 60.9%

Michigan 59.9%

New York 74.2%

Pennsylvania 63.9%

West Virginia 59.0%

Wisconsin 59.2%

Ohio 62.7%*

U.S. 63.3%

*Ohio’s college-going rate Includes public and private institutions . . . in and out of Ohio

SOURCE: Thomas Mortenson, Postsecondary Opportunity, 2008 Data


How many of Central Ohio’s high school graduates who enter one of the state’s publiccolleges or universities earn a degree?


Data from Delaware,Franklin, Madison & Union Counties


Needed Remediation


Graduate Enter Public Retained Projected High School College/Univ. After the Graduates in 2008 (OH) in 2008 First Year





Entered 2-Yr College 1,704

Entered 4-Yr University or Regional Campus 3,362

In 3 years for 2-year degree

In 6 years for 4 year degree


More than one-third of our high school graduates don’t go directly on to college

41% of those who enter a public college or university in Ohio need remediation (i.e., they are not college-ready)

Most of Ohio’s postsecondary students don’t complete their degree or certificate programs.

So what?


Today’s economic realities underscore the necessity of learning beyond high school – of a college degree or of a certificate with value in the marketplace.

57% of Ohio’s job openings in 2018 will require some postsecondary education

SOURCE: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workplace, Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Projections Through 2018 (June 2010)


Learn More. Earn More.

That’s the payoff of a college degree or career certificate.

SOURCE: Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society (2010), College Board Advocacy & Policy Center


The College Payoff

Dual enrollment programs also are an effective way to build a workforce that has

The knowledge and 21st Century skills required for a vast majorityof the nation’s fast-growing jobs

The postsecondary degrees and credentials needed to compete – and win – in a talent-driven, global economy.


Mounting Evidence

Taking college-level courses while still in high school . . .

Increases college participation rates

Makes students more likely to persist through the second year of college.



Dual enrollment is anopportunity for high school students to take college-levelcourses and earn both college credit and credit toward high school graduation.

  • Courses are taught in the high school by specially trained high school teachers who have college-level adjunct faculty status.
  • Support is provided by college/university faculty members.

Dual enrollment is a chance for high-achieving high school students to accelerate their learning by taking general education as well as career-technical courses.

  • It’s an effective way to build a workforce in Ohio that has the knowledge and skills required for the nation’s fast-growing jobs,

Introduces students to college-level academic expectations and makes it more likely that they will enroll in college after graduation.

Why Dual Enrollment?


Allows students to take courses that relate to their interests or career goals, but are not available as part of their high school’s curriculum.

Why Dual Enrollment?


Guarantees that college credits for courses approved through the Ohio Board of Regent’s Articulation and Transfer Policy will be accepted at all of Ohio’s public colleges and universities.

Why Dual Enrollment?


Accelerates students’ progress toward college completion and reducesthe cost of a college education by allowing students, in most cases, to earn college credits at a significantly reduced cost.

Why Dual Enrollment?


Builds students’ confidence in their ability to succeed incollege, in careers and in life.

Why Dual Enrollment?


Who’s eligible for dual enrollment?

            • Any 11th or 12 grade student – and sometimes a 9th or 10th grader – who has a solid background in the subject and is college-ready based on college placement assessments.
            • There may be additional admissions criteria specified by a partnering college or university.

Are dual enrollment courses really more rigorous?

          • Yes! Dual enrollment courses are college courses taught by high school teachers who also are college adjunct faculty.
          • All teachers are supported by college/university faculty and students must pass college-level assessments to receive credit for the courses.

What impact does dual enrollment have on high schools?

              • Dual enrollment expands the scope of the high school curriculum, particularly for small and rural school districts.
              • Dual enrollment gives teachers opportunities for professional growth.

Will dual enrollment courses really transfer to other colleges and universities?

        • For courses approved by the Ohio Board of Regent’s Articulation and Transfer Policy, college credit will accepted at all the state’s public colleges and universities. It’s guaranteed!
        • Private and out-of-state institutions may review each course and determine if it will be accepted as transfer credit.

Where can students, families and educators find out more about dual enrollment opportunities in your schools and communities?

            • Talk to your high school counselor or dual enrollment administrator
            • See the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships’ Web site at htp://

Giving students a chance to accelerate their learning … and the confidence needed to succeed in college and in life

  • Smoothing the transition to college
  • Helping Ohio build a new college-going culture
  • Serving as a game changer for students who want to get a start on a college degree or career certificate while still in high school.

Dual enrollment is a winning combination . . .

  • A chance to earn college credits …often for free … and an opportunity to “try out” college while still in high school
  • A forceful tool for building theskilled workforce needed to winin talent-driven local, regional, national and global economies