Turning High School Partnerships into College Enrollments

Topics: Community College, Student Affairs, Student Experience, Career Services, Experiential Learning, Student Retention and Success, Degree Progress, Developmental and Remedial Education, Early Warning Systems

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Executive Summary

Community college-high school collaborations are plentiful; dual-credit courses, pre-college advising, and early college high schools have become familiar lexicon for college administrators. But despite over $2 billion spent on high school programs at community colleges each year, only 8% of participants ever enroll at the host college. This research explores how leading colleges are optimizing high school programs for students with the greatest ability to benefit and how colleges can structure their high school partnerships to build a pipeline of college completers.

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