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Mapping Early College Programs Across the U.S.
AIR researchers have been studying the effects of Early College Programs—in which traditionally underrepresented students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree or up to two years of college credits toward a bachelor’s degree in high school—since 2002. They have found significant and positive effects of Early Colleges on both high school and college outcomes for all students, providing strong evidence that promoting postsecondary access and success can be an effective policy strategy for improving postsecondary enrollment and completion rates.