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Indian Hills Community College says local families save $5.2 million with concurrent enrollment

Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 9:57 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Indian Hills Community College says last year’s concurrent enrollment saved local students over $5.2 million dollars. Concurrent enrollment is when students get college credits while in high school.

Indian Hills’ last Academic Year saw 2,156 high school students taking their courses in district across the college’s 10-county area.

Some of those students could graduate high school with a certifications like a welding diploma, industrial maintenance diploma, or associate degree.

And Dr. Matt Thompson, President of Indian Hills, says even if the students go other routes than Indian Hills, he wants them to go to where they fit best.

“To me it’s helping students find what their pathway is. Sometimes they figure out what they don’t want to do by taking some course work and sometimes they find out what their true passion is as they move forwards with their careers.”

Overall savings actually were a little less than the year before, but Dr. Thompson attributes that to COVID-19 shutting things down.

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