Early College Students Graduate, Attend College at Higher Rates
Using the federal definition of four-year graduation: 90 PERCENT of early college students graduate high school vs. the national rate of 78 percent
Plus, it costs them less time and money to earn a postsecondary credential 94 PERCENT of early college graduates earn some college credit for free; The average grad earns
38 COLLEGE CREDITS, saving:
- 30 percent off a Bachelor's degree; or
- 60 percent off an Associate degree.
Nearly one-quarter of students actually earn degrees by the time they finish high
school: 30 PERCENT of graduates at early colleges open 4+ years have earned an Associate or college
certificate along with their high school diploma!
The next semester after graduation early college: 71 PERCENT of graduates enroll in college vs. the national rate of 68 percent.
SOURCE: Early College Design Service, Jobs for the Future