Texas students donât gain much by taking college courses in high school, study says
Educators have long touted the benefits of offering college courses in high school: the courses help more students get into college and speed them on their way to a degree so they can save on tuition. But a new Texas study suggests those benefits may be inflated.
High school students who take college classes — known as dual credit courses— have a college enrollment rate about 2.4 percentage points higher than those who did not enroll in dual credit, according to the 15-year study conducted for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. College completion rates were about 1.1 percentage... read more
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