Dual Enrollment: Statewide Policy in Place
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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.

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.


  • Highlights
  • Forty-six states have one or more common statewide dual enrollment policies.
  • Four states and the District of Columbia leave dual enrollment policies to the discretion of local districts and postsecondary institutions.


  • Sources for all data points are accessible through this link.

    Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agency Web sites, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.

    Last updated: December 1, 2008

    This database was compiled by Jennifer Dounay, project manager, ECS High School Policy Center. For questions, additions or corrections: 303.299.3689 or jdounay@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

    No

    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

    Rhode Island

    No

    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

    Puerto Rico

    No


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