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Data Driven: Dual Enrollment Benefits CTE Students


December 16, 2013


Data Driven: Dual Enrollment Benefits CTE Students

Data_Driven An analysis of CTE students in Florida and New Yorkfound consistently positive outcomes for CTE students who participated in dual enrollment. For instance, data from 18,000 Florida CTE students demonstrated that those participating in dual credit were more likely to graduate, enroll in postsecondary education and persist into the second year.[i]  

Dual enrollment and dual credit programs are hot topics in education today. Research on dual enrollment has demonstrated positive effects for all students, including CTE students, as we explore in this month's Data Driven blog post.  

Today's data point illustrates that CTE students are more likely to pursue and persist in postsecondary education when they have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. This information is from a study that also examined students in New York and found that CTE students earning dual credit who later enrolled in the City University of New York were 9.7 percent more likely to pursue a bachelor's degree, had a .13 higher GPA in their first semester and had earned 10.65 more credits 3.5 years after enrolling.

When sharing this information with policymakers, education leaders and the public, follow it up with student success stories that demonstrate the efficacy of dual enrollment for CTE students.

Remember, you don't have to wait for a new entry in our Data Driven blog series to access CTE data and research. The information you need is available at any time with ACTE Fact Sheets.

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