Dual Enrollment

Enrolling in community college courses while still in high school

Students who participate in high-quality dual enrollment programs are more likely to graduate high school, enter college, and persist in college to completion, according to research nationwide. Most likely to benefit are the students who are most underrepresented in California community colleges: young men of color, students from low-income families, and first-generation college students.   Here are resources to learn more — and start developing or enhancing dual enrollment in your community.


Dual enrollment also provides an introduction to higher education for first-generation college students and their families, and it meets the goals of guided pathways, a national reform movement redesigning the community college experience from students’ perspective. Funded by the James Irvine Foundation and in partnership with the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College at Columbia University, CLP began working on the Concurrent Courses Initiative (CCI). *Our toolkit and webinars were generated in partnership with the California Community College Chancellor’s office and the Research and Planning Group for the California Community Colleges.