Maine high schoolers flock to early college programs

October 22, 2015

Participation is at a record level as various courses give students a way to cut tuition costs, get a taste of what’s ahead or help decide whether to pursue a degree.

A record number of Maine high school students are getting college credit by taking college-level courses at their high school or a local college, in large part to cut the rising cost of a college degree. Educators, students and their families, and politicians enthusiastically back these so-called “early college programs,” which are offered a number of different ways. Read more»