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.
The grant program was established by the 2015 Minnesota Legislature. The 2017 higher education omnibus bill provided $225,000 each year of the 2018-2019 biennium to support development of new concurrent enrollment courses in career and technical education and $115,000 each year of the 2018-2019 biennium for the expansion of existing concurrent enrollment programs by a postsecondary institution currently offering a concurrent enrollment course.
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.
The projects currently funded are: