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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

15,827

dually enrolled in 2021-22

All 46 counties have dual enrollment students

TOP MAJORS:

  • General Technology (AAS)
  • Associate in Arts
  • Criminal Justice Technology (AAS)
  • University Studies Certificate
  • Associate in Science
61%

Female

39%

Male

59%

White

23%

Black/African-American

8%

Hispanic

10%

Other

SC•WINS

5,325 dual enrollment students were awarded SC•WINS scholarships in 2020-21


$5.7M in tuition


$141,256 towards books
(in addition to tuition)

COURSES

798 different course offerings in 2021-22


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


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

FACULTY

Dual Enrollment courses are taught by credentialed college instructors

43% full-time

43% part-time

14% credentialed K12 instructor

(2020-21)

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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