Greater Equity in College Access Through High School/College Dual Enrollment Programs
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The Campaign for College Opportunity is proud to release Greater Equity in College Access Through High School/College Dual Enrollment Programs as part of our Affirming Equity, Ensuring Inclusion, and Empowering Action initiative.
Dual enrollment represents a promising lever for increasing educational equity, given its large scale and demonstrated effectiveness for increasing college access and success among its participants. Black, Latinx, and other minoritized students benefit from dual enrollment participation, yet these and other groups underrepresented in higher education often do not have meaningful access to these programs. Strong dual enrollment programs have the potential to raise college enrollment rates among high school graduates and improve college-attainment rates for students who participate.
While the potential of dual enrollment programs has not yet been fully realized, emerging and innovative models illustrate what it takes for dual enrollment to produce greater educational equity. By focusing policies, practices, and mindsets on broadening the benefits of dual enrollment to Latinx, Black, Asian American, NHPI, and AIAN and other groups underrepresented in higher education, we can expand college opportunity for hundreds of thousands of Latinx, Black, Asian American, NHPI, and AIAN high school students across the country.