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MEDIA CONTACT:Kate StuardFor Immediate Release:309-533-2206Monday, January 14, 2019[email protected]MORE HOOSIER STUDENTS ARE EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT IN HIGH SCHOOLEarly college credit leads to success and savings for Hoosier students and the stateTheIndiana Commission for Higher Educationannounces today that nearly two-thirds (62%) of all Hoosier students earncollege credit while in high school through dual credit courses and/or Advanced Placement (AP). The data represent anincrease of 15 percentage points in four years.“Our most recent data indicate that high school students are not only earning more early college credit than ever, butthe credit they earn in high school is actually leading to higher success rates and cost savings for students and the state,”said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We have also seen evidence that dual creditparticipation can play a crucial role in closing achievement gaps for low-income and minority students.”Earning college credit in high school leads to greater success in college.

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Economics, ECO 561, college credit, Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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