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March 8, 2013
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Now Earn Fine Arts Degree Entirely at Kent Stark    

Students can now earn a B.A. in Fine Arts Degree entirely at Kent Stark. The degree is the 18th baccalaureate degree offered in its entirety on campus. More information can be found on the Kent State University Stark website.     

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As States Expand Dual Credit Policies, Who Pays Varies Widely      


Who Pays for Dual Credit?

Forty-six states have statewide policies that allow students to earn college credit through dual credit courses in high school.


A review by the Stark Education Partnership finds the following payment methods:

  • Thirty-four states do not reduce K-12 aid and 36 do not reduce college aid to pay tuition.
  • Six states, including Ohio, deduct college tuition from K-12 district basic aid.
  • Twenty-two states require the K-12 student to pay tuition.

How Ohio continues to fund tuition under the proposed "College Credit Plus" program will be an important consideration as HB 59 is reviewed.  


In looking at state dual credit policies, the Education Commission of the States has found that "how funding flows can either incentivize schools to participate or deter participation."[1] For example:

  • Under local tuition agreements between K-12 districts and colleges, Texas grew its dual credit enrollment from 11,921 to 124,877 students in a single decade. [2]
  • In Florida, where tuition costs are waived, yearly enrollment has grown to 40,000.
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