Texas Education Agency identifies dual credit as a system in which eligible high school students enroll in college courses and receive credit from both the college and the high school.

In 2006, the Texas Education Code required all school districts to implement a program by fall 2008 that offered students the ability to earn up to 12 hours of college credit while in high school. More recent legislation further expanded access to dual credit courses.

Given that dual credit provides many benefits to students pursuing postsecondary education, it is important to study trends to better understand how the system is working in Central Texas.

E3 Alliance produces the E3 Alliance Education Profile, the most comprehensive regional view of education trends and outcomes in Texas. The Profile offers a wide range of actionable and relevant data for the Central Texas region and connects the dots between student achievement and economic prosperity for our community. It includes data on the region’s demographic changes, early childhood education, K-12 student achievement, achievement gaps, absenteeism, high school graduation, college and career readiness, college enrollment, and student and economic outcomes and implications. Visit the E3 Data & Trends site here.