CCRC researchers describe an emerging approach to dual enrollment called dual enrollment equity pathways, or DEEP, in which community colleges partner with middle and high schools to motivate and prepare underserved students to pursue college pathways in fields of interest.
In this op-ed, John Fink and Davis Jenkins argue that dual enrollment programs—which are mired by inequities—should be reconceived to expand college access and offer underserved students an on-ramp to postsecondary education.
This post presents a set of interactive data tools and findings from a CCRC analysis examining racial equity gaps in access to AP and dual enrollment coursework among public high school students during the 2017–18 school year.
Ohio's Lorain County Community College has been a pioneer in dual enrollment for more than two decades. In this conversation, LCCC President Marcia Ballinger describes the evolution of the program and its role in growing talent and jobs in the community.