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ERIC Number: ED530528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What We Know about Dual Enrollment. Research Overview
Community College Research Center, Columbia University
In dual enrollment (DE), high school students are enrolled in a college course and complete all the assignments that would normally be completed as part of the course. At the end of the course, they are given a final grade on a college transcript and course credit that can be applied toward a college degree. Dual enrollment programs differ from Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs in that students take college courses rather than high school courses with college-level content. DE programs vary widely in terms of how many and what college courses they offer, where the courses take place (on college or high school campuses), and who teaches them (college faculty or high school teachers who qualify as college adjuncts). This paper outlines a research overview wherein it answers the following questions: (1) What is dual enrollment?; (2) Why dual enrollment?; and (3) Who benefits from dual enrollment? (Contains 4 sources.) [For related reports, see "Implementing a Dual Enrollment Program. Guiding Questions" (ED530527) and "City College of San Francisco Academy and Pathway Dual Enrollment Program. Case Study" (ED530529).]
Community College Research Center. Available from: CCRC Publications. Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street Box 174, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3091; Fax: 212-678-3699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: James Irvine Foundation; Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Columbia University, Community College Research Center
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; New York