ERIC Number: ED447851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
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The Dual-Credit Explosion in Illinois Community Colleges. Research Brief.
Andrews, Hans A.
In 1996-1997, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) made an administration rule change relative to concurrent enrollments and credit-hour grants. The change allows community colleges offering dual-credit courses to secondary school students in Illinois to receive funding regardless of whether secondary schools were receiving average daily attendance (ADA) funding. (Dual-credit courses are defined as college courses offered to high school students who enroll and receive college credit and credit toward secondary school graduation.) This research brief presents the key findings of a survey conducted in the summer of 2000 with the 48 public community colleges in Illinois, all of which responded. Seventy-seven percent of the colleges indicated that dual-credit courses had increased since the ICCB rule change on funding. All 48 colleges offered some dual-credit courses or program options during 1999-2000. Survey highlights include: (1) 26 colleges offer courses in the secondary school setting; (2) 12 colleges offer dual-credit courses via the Internet, and 16 offer them via two-way interactive distance learning; (3) there was a 240 percent increase in secondary school involvement in dual credit since the funding change; and (4) significant growth in the dual-credit program is expected in most colleges. (MDP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Olney Central College, IL.