More Ohio Students Earning College Credit During High School

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CLEVELAND (AP) – A new program allowing Ohio students to earn college credit before high school graduation is doing better than its predecessor.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the number of middle school and high school students in Ohio who are earning college credit has increased since the introduction of College Credit Plus. Thousands of 7th through 12th graders take advantage of the program, which provides them college credit for free.

The media organization attributes the increase in participation to a state requirement that public colleges and universities and school districts take part in the program.

College Credit Plus also allows school districts and higher education institutions to negotiate agreements to share state funding. Most colleges are being reimbursed at $40 per credit hour.