A study by Boston-based Jobs for the Future tracked more than 30,000 Texas students and found that those who take college courses in high school are more than twice as likely to attend and graduate from college than peers who do not.
Also, benefits from taking these dual-credit courses held for all racial groups and for students from low-income families.
Currently, two programs within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement are dual-credit opportunities for high school students. Both ChemBridge and Students Partnering for Undergraduate Rhetoric Success (SPURS) partner with a number of Texas high schools to offer their students chemistry 304K and 305, or rhetoric 306, 309K or 309S. Participating students become familiar with college level writing, multitasking and improve study habits. Read more about the study at http://diverseeducation.com/article/48885/.