Access, Affordability, and Accelerating Pathways to Postsecondary: A Closer Look at Funding of Dual Credit Programs

Speaker Information:

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Janice Li North, and John Lang

Dual credit programs have the promise of accelerating students’ transitions to postsecondary and positively impact subsequent academic achievement. Over the last 5-10 years, the use of dual credit has been expanding in the State of Illinois. There is limited evidence on how dual credit is funded and there is a general absence of state policies that specify tuition rates or uniformity of how funds are exchanged between high schools, two- and/or four-year institutions (Kleiner & Lewis, 2005). Part and parcel to postsecondary access is affordability. This presentation highlights findings from a recent OCCRL study on funding of dual credit and broadening community college participation.


Illinois Education Research Council Research Symposium