Concurrent Enrollment rises almost 14% over Fall 2018
For the fifth consecutive year, Rose State College has seen the amount of concurrent, or dual-enrolled, students increase over the previous year. Concurrently enrolled students for the Fall 2019 semester has increased by almost 14%, an increase of nearly 200% since 2015. Concurrent enrollment gives high school juniors and seniors the option to begin taking college-level courses while still in high school. In 2018, the Oklahoma legislature increased funding for concurrent enrollment by 7.5 million dollars to fund more tuition waivers for students.
Through the concurrent enrollment program, eligible high school juniors can qualify for up to 9 hours of tuition waived, with eligible seniors available to earn up to 18 hours waived.
“These tuition waivers help lessen the financial impact of the cost of higher education for students and families,” said Travis Hurst, Dean of eLearning and Academic Outreach. “That is one of the reasons why we’re so committed to concurrent enrollment. Rose State is one of the few institutions in higher education that has an office solely dedicated to concurrent students, the Office of Academic Outreach.”
The Office of Academic Outreach at Rose State College assists with concurrent student enrollment, course scheduling, student advisement, and offers on-going communication with counselors at partner high schools.
During the 2016-17 school year, more than 12,000 high school juniors and seniors across the state enrolled in 108,248 credit hours.
High school juniors and seniors interested in concurrent enrollment can find more information under the Concurrent Enrollment section of the Rose State website.