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"Dual Enrollment: Participation and Characteristics"

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More than a third of all high school students take college-credit courses while still in high school, a new federal report shows—but students are much more likely to take dual-credit courses if they're white or Asian or have college-educated parents.

Data released last week by the U.S. Department of Education show 42 percent of students whose parents have bachelor's degrees take dual-credit courses, versus 34 percent of all students and 26 percent of those whose parents didn't complete high school.

Likewise, 38 percent of white and Asian students took such courses, compared with 30 percent of Hispanic students, 27 percent of African-American students, and 30 percent of students of other races.

Vol. 38, Issue 21, Page 4

Published in Print: February 13, 2019, as High Schools
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