How Can Community Colleges Afford to Offer Dual Enrollment College Courses to High School Students at a Discount?

Posted on February 16, 2023 by
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This is a report by Clive Belfield, Davis Jenkins and John Fink for the Community College Research Center (CCRC) that supports funding logic and strategic orientation to different cost and revenue structures.  The Working Paper CCRC February Report – Teacher College, Columbia University  breaks down three economic variables that determine affordability perspectives:  Economies of scale, Student Success, and Yield Surplus.

The research includes several references that validate their report.  This is an easily digested report of how to pay for and structure dual enrollment partnerships for mutual/pragmatic benefits to schools and students.  

Three case studies are provided to relate actual practices and funding structures that include the authors’ answers to the entitled question.

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