The Benefits of Acceleration: Graduation Advantages

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The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of acceleration (dual enrollment) on college graduation. Over 9,200 student records from 1996 to 2006 at North Iowa Area Community College were analyzed in a logistics regression model. Holding all other independent variables constant the odds that an accelerated student graduates compared to a non-accelerated student is 1.61 times (about 61% greater than) the odds of a non-accelerated student graduating.