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Dual enrollment orientations help California college readiness program expand

As recent studies by the American Institutes for Research​ on the Early College High Schools dual-enrollment program indicate, these types of opportunities can have long-lasting, positive impacts on post-secondary enrollment.

Early College High Schools students had an 84% college attendance rate within six years, compared to 77% of students who didn’t participate. While that model cost about $3,800 more per student than a traditional high school, lifetime earnings per student are estimated at about $33,709 more than those who don’t participate in the program.

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