This project, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), assesses evidence of promise for concurrent enrollment as a strategy for improving college attainment for all students in Colorado, with special attention to whether this strategy improves outcomes for students from low-income and minority families.
The goals of this project are to:
- build the capacity of the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) for evaluating policies aiming to increase college attainment;
- conduct a preliminary assessment of the student outcomes, costs, and economic benefits of concurrent enrollment in the state of Colorado; and
- develop a robust, state-level research agenda for improving college outcomes.
The study follows five cohorts of 11th grade students who attended a Colorado secondary school, starting in the 2009-10 school year through the 2015-16 school year.
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder
Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates Consulting
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems