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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