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College credit in high school: Doing the math on costs

Marguerite Roza and Caitlin Brooks

December 2017

In this analysis Marguerite Roza and Caitlin Brooks examine the actual extent of savings (if any) tied to taking college classes in high school by investigating the costs of providing college credit in high school for models in three states: Florida, Georgia, and Ohio. Authors examined costs paid by public dollars, in addition to costs borne by students and families (private dollars) then compare those costs to the costs of attaining credit after graduating high school in those same states.

Revised 12/4/2017