Annual Report on Concurrent Enrollment for 2016-17
In collaboration with the Department of Higher Education, CDE released the 2016-17 Concurrent Enrollment Annual Report in April, 2018 with new data highlighting the enrollment and outcomes of Concurrent Enrollment students in the 2015-2016 school year. Highlights include:
Concurrent Enrollment continued to see sustained increases in participation in 2016-17, up more than 10 percent statewide (from 2015-16) with 28,290 students participating.
Statewide, 96 percent of school districts (a 2 percentage-point increase from 2015-2016) and 86 percent of high schools (a 4 percentage-point increase from 2015-2016) offer Concurrent Enrollment programs.
Participation in Concurrent Enrollment increased 16 percent among Asian students, 8 percent among African American students, 8 percent among Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students, 21 percent among Hispanic students, 6 percent among White, non-Hispanic students and 12 percent among students identifying as more than one race compared to 2015-16.
High school students attempted a total of 242,728 Concurrent Enrollment credit hours. The average number of credit hours attempted per student was 8.6 with an average of 8 hours passed (averages of 8 credit hours attempted and 7.5 credit hours passed in 2015-2016).
A large majority of the Concurrent Enrollment hours taken by students—94 percent—was passed in 2016-2017. This is a 1 percentage-point increase from 2015-16.
For the second year, more students registered for courses in a specific credential-seeking program than in non-credential seeking programs. More than 83 percent of ASCENT students were enrolled in a credential-seeking program, and more than 52 percent of Concurrent Enrollment students were enrolled in a credential-seeking program.
2,017 students earned some type of postsecondary credential in 2016-2017 while still in high school through Concurrent Enrollment or ASCENT programs. This is a 35 percent increase over the total credential-completion number of 1,491 in 2015-16.
Mary Anne Hunter