decorative banner image

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 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.

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.

Fiscal Year 2018 Grant Recipients

The projects currently funded are:

Career and Technical Education Course Development

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College  Creating a Teacher Pipeline: Offering Introduction to Education Courses at Worthington High School
  • Riverland Community College  Developing CTE Concurrent Enrollment Offerings at Riverland Community College: Expanding Concurrent Opportunities in SE Minnesota
  • Anoka Technical College  Concurrent Enrollment Automotive Courses at St. Francis High School
  • Mesabi Range Community College  Expanding Educational Opportunities Grant
  • St. Cloud State University  Encouraging Young Adults to Explore Careers in Gerontology

Program Expansion

  • Inver Hills Community College  Expanding Concurrent Enrollment at Burnsville High School
  • Inver Hills Community College  Expanding Concurrent Enrollment at Simley High School
  • Northland Community and Technical College  Immersion of College Education in Secondary Agriculture and Aerospace Programs

The 2018 fiscal year report to the Minnesota Legislature is now available.