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Dual Enrollment: How State Funds Participating Postsecondary Institutions
This database indicates the level of funding states provide postsecondary institutions for students participating in dual enrollment programs: funding equal to that provided for traditional postsecondary students, equal funding provided certain qualifications are met, or reduced funding compared to that provided for traditional postsecondary students.Why does it matter?
How funding flows can either incentivize institutions to participate or refuse participation.
Postsecondary institutions that can be reassured that they will not lose significant funding for serving students in dual enrollment programs might be more open to participating.
For any dual enrollment program to be effective, it needs to have a steady and predictable source of funding.Highlights
Thirty-eight states provide postsecondary institutions with the same level of funding for dual enrollment students and traditional postsecondary students.
Two states provide equal funding for dual enrollment and traditional postsecondary students, but with qualifications.
One state funds dual enrollment students at a higher level than traditional postsecondary students.
No state provides reduced funding for dual enrollment students as compared to traditional postsecondary students.
One state provides different levels of funding, depending on which program a student is participating in.
Eight states do not specify the postsecondary funding levels for dual enrollment students in statute or regulations.Note:
This database does not include information about Tech Prep or early/middle college high school programs. Information about such programs is included in the ECS career/technical education
and early/middle college high school
Sources for all data points are available through this link
This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agency Web sites, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.
Last updated: December 4, 2008
This database was compiled by Michael Griffith, senior school finance analyst. For questions, additions or corrections: 303.299.3619 or firstname.lastname@example.org