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College Credit & Industry Certification

College Credit Partners

We have several partnerships with colleges and universities across the state to provide a jump start on your next level of education. Earning college credit and industry certifications helps save you money after high school and connects you to opportunities for success!


By The Numbers

  • According to The Atlantic in 2012, 53% of students who graduated with a bachelor's degree were underemployed or unemployed. The college classes of 2014-15 had 51% of students working jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree, according to Accenture Strategy.

  • For 2018, Harvard University predicts only 33% of all jobs will require a 4-year degree or more, while the majority of jobs will require skills and training at the credential or associate’s degree level.

  • The Institute of College Access and Success reports that the average undergraduate student borrower is facing $30,100 in 2015, up 4% from 2014. Americans are burdened by more loan debt than ever, owing $1.3 trillion among nearly 44 million borrowers, according to Student Loan Hero.

  • The true ratio of jobs in our economy is 1:2:7. For every job that requires a master’s degree or more, two jobs require a bachelor’s degree, and more than half a dozen jobs require a credential or two-year degree. This ratio is across all industries and was the same in 1950, 1990, and will be the same in 2030.

  • 80% of students taking college prep academic curriculum combined with career-tech met the standard for college and career readiness compared with just 63% of students enrolled in the same academic core without a career-tech component, according to Gallup.
  • The average graduation rates are higher amongst career-technical students, 93% compared to 80% for non-career-tech students.

  • More than 75% of secondary career-tech students pursued postsecondary education shortly after high school, and four out of five of them had earned a credential or were still enrolled two years later.

  • More than 400,000 young people in the top half of their high school class go to college, and at least eight years later, they have not gained either a two- or four-year degree or certificate, according to the Center of Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.


CTE FAQs

Choosing Career-Technical Education is an important decision. We want to provide you the most accurate information about trends and outcomes of CTE students. Take a look at the below information discover the benefits.