Purdue Calumet considers limiting dual credit program enrollment
- Citing the expense to the university, Purdue University Calumet is planning on limiting enrollment in dual credit programs, which allow a high school junior or senior to take a college course and earn both college and high school credit at the same time.
- Students in the dual credit program pay $25 per credit hour for courses ($105.10 per credit hour for Communication 114, Sociology 100 and Math 159), though students who are on free or reduced-cost lunch take the courses free of charge.
- Purdue Calumet estimates the school's cost per student to be $150 and says that when the dual credit programs were set up, it was assumed that the Indiana Commission for Higher Education would provide a $50-per-credit-hour reimbursement to colleges and universities offering the courses.
From the article:
Purdue University Calumet plans to limit enrollment in dual credit programs because it's so expensive for the university. Dual credit allows a high school junior or senior to enroll in a college course and simultaneously earn college and high school credit for the same course. Dual credit differs from Advanced Placement credit in that students immediately get college credit after successfully completing a dual credit course. In an AP class, a student must pass the end-of-course exam to be eligible to apply for college credit once the student graduates. ...
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