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Dual enrollment offers eligible high school students the opportunity to enroll in college coursework to earn both high school and college credit.

Dual enrollment was made possible in South Carolina by the 2005 Education and Economic Development Act. Now, dual enrollment is accessible to students in every county in South Carolina through their local technical college. South Carolina’s 16 technical and community colleges provide high schoolers with quality, college-level courses aligned with accreditation standards. Generally, students can choose from general education courses designed for transfer or technical courses leading to in-demand certificates, diplomas, or degrees.

State scholarships and local partnerships make dual enrollment through the SC Technical College System affordable.

Enrollment

14,742

dually enrolled in 2019-20

All 46 counties have dual enrollment students

47%

of former dual enrollment students attended as a first-time freshman or returned as a first-time transfer student

59%

Female

41%

Male

62%

White

23%

Black/African-American

9%

Other

6%

Hispanic

SC•WINS

2,303 dual enrollment students were awarded SC•WINS in Fall 2020


$1.54M in tuition


$37,389 towards books
(in addition to tuition)

COURSES

676 different course offerings with a total of 8,684 course sections in 2019-20


Top Overall Courses:
English, Math, Psychology, History, Speech


Top Technical Education Courses:
Allied Health Sciences, Computer Technology, Welding, Industrial Mechanics, Criminal Justice

FACULTY

Dual Enrollment courses are taught by credentialed college instructors

39% full-time

35% part-time

26% credentialed K12 instructor

(2018-19)

DUAL ENROLLMENT THREE YEAR TREND BY ACADEMIC YEAR AND COLLEGE

(Unduplicated Enrollment, Closing Data)

Top Ten Course Prefixes and Number of Students Enrolled: English, Mathematics, History, Allied Health Science, Welding, Automotive Technology, Engineering Graphics Technology, Psychology, Computer Technology, Building Construction Technology (subject to change each year)
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