CCP Benefits

Districts

  • On campus or online courses:
    • Expand course offerings with college courses not offered in the high school schedule
  • High school based courses:
    • Maintain the academic standards of the high school
    • Retain high-achieving students on high school campus
    • Expand access by removing barriers such as transportation to and from campus
    • University placement and department exams provide additional measures for teachers and districts
    • Cost effective compared to on campus tuition

Teachers

  • Professional development and mentoring to help align their upper-level courses to meet the rigor and standards of first-year courses at the University
  • Part-time faculty status with possible opportunities to teach college classes on and off campus

Students

  • Receive high school and college credit at the same time
  • Take classes in the high school, on campus or online
  • Earn credits from a research university, giving added prestige on college applications
  • For high school based courses, students do not have to leave campus or choose between activities and college classes; there are also no transportation or parking issues
  • Receive a YSU college transcript with credits that transfer to colleges in the University System of Ohio and possibly other public and private colleges

University

Research has shown that dual enrollment programs have a positive effect not only on high school graduation rates, but college enrollment rates, college grades and progress toward obtaining a college degree.