Thousands of low-income students have
earned associate’s degrees—for free—by the
time they finished high school, thanks to early
college designs JFF has spread nationally. Now
JFF proposes a bold way to scale this proven
model—a whole new system specially designed
for success in grades 11-14.
Dual enrollment has long been recognized as a powerful strategy to increase college enrollment, success, affordability. Yet compared to many other states, California has been slow to embrace this proven approach. With support from the College Futures Foundation, JFF and Career Ladders Project have conducted research on the evolution and current state of dual enrollment policy and practice in California. Together we have developed joint recommendations for expanding dual enrollment in California and expanding its impact.