More than 68,000 high school students in Ohio took college classes during the 2016-17 academic year, earning college credit while meeting their high school graduation requirements and collectively saving more than $144 million on the cost of higher education.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) today released details on the second full year of Ohio’s innovative College Credit Plus program, which allows college-ready students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.
Students from public, private and in-home schools participated in College Credit Plus, and the program is open to college-ready students in grades 7 through 12. Because the program is funded with state education dollars, and tuition rates negotiated with Ohio colleges and universities, there is little or no cost to participating students and families.
The program’s second-year numbers are up from the 2015-16 academic year, when slightly more than 54,000 students participated at a total savings of nearly $124 million on college tuition.
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