Dual enrollment programs were found to have positive effects on students in the following domains.

  • Degree attainment (college) – dual -enrolled students are more likely to complete a college degree
  • College access and enrollment – dual-enrolled are students more likely to enroll in a postsecondary institution
  • Credit accumulation – dual-enrolled are students more likely to return to college for their second year
  • Completing high school – dual-enrolled are students more likely to graduate from high school on time
  • Academic achievement (high school) dual-enrolled are students more likely to pass end of courses exams

All of the above factors lead educators to conclude that dual-enrolled students are more likely to be successful college students.


Note – U. S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse. (2017, February). Transition to College intervention report: Dual Enrollment Programs. Retrieved from http://whatworks.ed.gov