Teachers College, Columbia University

Concurrent Courses: Pathways to College and Careers Initiative

January 2008–June 2012

Launched in 2008 by the James Irvine Foundation, this three-year initiative sought to demonstrate the feasibility of dual enrollment programs to enhance college and career pathways for low-income youth who are struggling academically or from groups historically underrepresented in higher education. CCRC studied implementation and program impacts at all eight of the participating secondary–postsecondary partnerships. Results from quantitative analyses of student outcomes suggest some positive effects.

This project was funded by the James Irvine Foundation. Additional support was provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences through the National Center for Postsecondary Research.

Project Lead

Katherine L. Hughes