New report details impact of Dual Enrollment in Nebraska

New report details impact of Dual Enrollment in Nebraska
March 28th, 2024 | News Release

The Nebraska Statewide Workforce & Educational Reporting System (NSWERS) is pleased to announce the release of its first-ever special report, a comprehensive exploration of dual enrollment in Nebraska.

Dual enrollment, an increasingly popular option across the educational landscape, provides students with the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. NSWERS’ 2024 Dual Enrollment Special Report delves into the data associated with dual enrollment programs in the state, shedding light on the opportunities they present for students seeking to enhance their academic experiences.

The report offers a thorough analysis of the key outcomes of dual enrollment in Nebraska. “We envision this report serving as a cornerstone resource for policymakers, educators, and parents, empowering them to make well-informed decisions about dual enrollment in Nebraska,” said Matt Hastings, Executive Director of NSWERS.


Dual enrollment is associated with positive academic outcomes including higher graduation rates in high school, higher levels of college enrollment and persistence, higher GPAs, and higher college graduation rates.

  • Dual enrollment credit earners are more likely to attend college in Nebraska than non-dual enrollment credit earners.
  • Dual enrollment credit earners complete more credits in their first year of college than students who did not earn dual enrollment credit.
  • The more dual enrollment credits students earn in high school, the higher the college graduation rate and the sooner they graduate college.

To access the full report, please visit


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