Dual credit courses give high school students the potential to earn both college and high school credit. There are six primary dual credit programs in Washington state that were included in this report. This report and the accompanying dashboard examine dual credit enrollment and K-12 credit earned.
It is important to note that access to different types of dual credit courses varies across Washington state and that schools with high rates of low-income and students of color have more limited access, which may impact enrollment rates. For College Preparatory Programs with Exams (CPPE) dual credit courses, a student must opt to take an exam, get a specific score on the exam to be eligible to earn postsecondary credit, and matriculate at a university or community college that accepts the credit. The different enrollment criteria for each dual credit type and varied access to these opportunities across Washington state must be considered when interpreting the results of this report.
This report has two primary sections. First, we introduce new analysis related to dual credit in Washington. Then, we address the recommendations from the 2022 ERDC Dual Credit Report.
Key Findings include: