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Concurrent Enrollment Grant Program


 

The Office of Higher Education administers the Concurrent Enrollment Grant Program for development of new concurrent enrollment courses and expansion of existing concurrent programs. Concurrent enrollment courses are college courses taught in high school by qualified high school teachers during the regular school day and offered through a partnership between a high school and a college or university.

Funding Sources

The grant program was established by the 2015 Minnesota Legislature. The 2015 higher education omnibus bill provided $225,000 each year of the 2016-2017 biennium to support development of new concurrent enrollment courses in career and technical education and $115,000 each year of the 2016-2017 biennium for the expansion of existing concurrent enrollment programs by a postsecondary institution currently offering a concurrent enrollment course.

Criteria

The program awards grants for development of new concurrent enrollment courses and expansion of existing concurrent enrollment programs to postsecondary institutions accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Programs (NACEP) or working toward NACEP accreditation.

Last Year's Recipients

The projects currently funded are:

Career and Technical Education Course Development

  • Lake Superior College - Instate-Outstate Exchange
  • Itasca Community College - Introduction to Natural Resources - Course Development for Itasca Area School Collaborative High Schools
  • Northland Community and Technical College - Immersion of College Education in Secondary Agriculture Programs
  • Saint Paul College - STEM CTE Concurrent Enrollment Courses - Medical Terminology, Photoshop II and Illustrator: Saint Paul College Partnership with Roseville Area Schools

Program Expansion

  • Lake Superior College - Career Advantage Now II (CAN II)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Collaborating Online - Expanding the Model to Support Student Access and Success
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Early College at Columbia Heights High School

The 2017 fiscal year report to the Minnesota Legislature is now available.

Concurrent Enrollment Grant Program Request for Proposals