ERIC Number: ED469782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Dual Credit/Enrollment in Illinois: A Status Report. In Brief.
Andrews, Hans; Barnett, Elisabeth
This paper reports on the status of dual credit enrollment programs in Illinois, using two recent studies on the distribution and utilization of dual credit/enrollment in the state as information sources. The Illinois Community College Presidents' Council surveyed all 48 Illinois community colleges regarding dual enrollment for the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; and the Research Division of the Illinois State Board of Education published a report on 2000-2001 high school students enrolled in community college courses. This paper reports that there was a 73% increase in secondary schools participating in dual credit programs in 2000-2001, with 503 secondary schools involved. A total of 733 courses were offered statewide for dual credit during the 2000-2001 school year, and students enrolled in 29 subject areas. The most popular subjects were computer and information sciences (23% of total enrollments), English (14%), and business (12%). In 1990-1991, 2,220 students enrolled in dual credit courses, while in 2000-2001, 11,809 students enrolled, for an increase of 432%. In 2000-2001, 77% of participating students were white, 11% black, 8% Hispanic, and 2% Asian; 52% were female and 48% male. The paper also gives a brief overview of quality assurance issues and the main strengths and problems of the program. (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Dual Enrollment, Educational Innovation, Educational Methods, Educational Opportunities, Enrollment, High School Students, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Nontraditional Education, Shared Resources and Services, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://occrl.ed.uiuc.edu/research/Brief-summer-02.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Olney Central College, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois