A new report from Western Technical College’s K-12 Relations department showed Transcripted Credit saved local students roughly $1.6 million throughout 2018-19, a jump of nearly $600,000 from the year prior.
The latest report showed the amount of unduplicated students served from Transcripted Credit rose from 2,357 in 2017-18, to 3,369 in 2018-19. In total, area students saved $1,617,801.70 through Transcripted Credit at Western last year, an increase from $1,000,200 the year prior. The amount of teachers involved in the program has increased as well, growing from 95 in 2017-18, to 111 in 2018-19.
Transcripted Credit is a growing program, where high school teachers are certified to teach courses based on educational credentials, professional experiences, and yearly training with Western faculty. Once a student passes a qualifying course, the grade is placed on a student’s Western transcript, earning college credit for free.
“Often times students realize how much quicker it might be for them to obtain a certificate, technical diploma, or associate’s degree by finishing a program at Western with the credits that they have already earned in their high school,” said Tyler Ludeking, K-12 Relations specialist at Western. “The numbers we are seeing clearly demonstrate the strong relationships we are building at the high school level.”
To learn more information on Western’s dual credit options, please call 608.785.9200 or visit our website at www.westerntc.edu/earn-college-credit-high-school.