- A new study released Wednesday by the American Institutes for Research shows that students attending early-college high schools are more likely to graduate, enroll in college and earn an associate degree.
- Early-college high schools allow students to earn college credit while finishing high school, and the study included 10 schools from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-created Early College High School Initiative.
- Though almost all degrees earned by early-college high school students in the study were associate degrees, 54% of the students were more likely to enroll at a four-year institution, as opposed to 47% of the comparison group.
From the article:
... The study examined 10 schools that were part of the Early College High School Initiative, which was created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2002 and was designed to keep students, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, from dropping out of high school and to give them better opportunities to succeed in college. ...