Dual credit courses give high school students the potential to earn both college and high school credit. There are six dual credit programs in Washington state. This report examines dual credit participation and high school and postsecondary credit attainment, but 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 minority students have more limited access, which may impact participation rates. The different dual credit course options and varied access to these opportunities across Washington state must be considered when interpreting the results of this report.
Key findings include: