Dual Enrollment: Statewide Policy in Place

Dual Enrollment: Statewide Policy in Place

This database indicates whether a state has a common statewide dual enrollment policy (or state policies governing more than one type of dual enrollment program), or if dual enrollment policies are left to the discretion of local districts and postsecondary institutions/systems.

Why does it matter?
  • Policy helps institutionalize practice.
  • Differing dual enrollment programs may lead to confusion at the local level as to student eligibility requirements, funding mechanisms, and other components that may ultimately discourage student or school participation.
  • Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia have statute and/or regulations governing one or more common statewide dual enrollment policies.
  • Three states leave dual enrollment policies to the discretion of local districts and postsecondary institutions/systems.
Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agency Web sites. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.

Last updated: February 2015

This database was compiled by Jennifer Dounay Zinth: 303.299.3689 or jzinth@ecs.org.

Statewide policy in place
Alabama Yes
Alaska No
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Yes
California Yes
Colorado Yes
Connecticut Yes
Delaware Yes
District of Columbia Yes
Florida Yes
Georgia Yes
Hawaii Yes
Idaho Yes
Illinois Yes
Indiana Yes
Iowa Yes
Kansas Yes
Kentucky Yes
Louisiana Yes
Maine Yes
Maryland Yes
Massachusetts Yes
Michigan Yes
Minnesota Yes
Mississippi Yes
Missouri Yes
Montana Yes
Nebraska Yes
Nevada Yes
New Hampshire No
New Jersey Yes
New Mexico Yes
New York No
North Carolina Yes
North Dakota Yes
Ohio Yes
Oklahoma Yes
Oregon Yes
Pennsylvania Yes. However, program currently inactive due to inadequate state funds.
Rhode Island Yes
South Carolina Yes
South Dakota Yes
Tennessee Yes
Texas Yes
Utah Yes
Vermont Yes
Virginia Yes
Washington Yes
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin Yes
Wyoming Yes

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