Factors that Impede the Enrollment of Black Students in Dual Credit Programs



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The number of students enrolled in Dual Credit programs in the state of Texas continues to grow, however, there are disparities in Black student enrollment rates. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that impeded the enrollment of Black students in Dual Credit programs. This sequential mixed method study consisted of a quantitative survey that was administered to over 1000 Black students. In addition, nine Black students were individually interviewed to provided qualitative context. All survey participants were Black, high school graduates, 18 years or older, and currently enrolled in a Texas community college or university. The nine Black students interviewed were self-identified and indicated no participation in Dual Credit while in high school. According to the quantitative date, there were no significant findings between Black students who participated in Dual Credit and those who did not. The qualitative data captured the voices of Black students and identified factors that impeded the enrollment of Black students in Dual Credit.



Black students, Dual Credit, Texas