Barely five months since its inception, the Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship Program is already yielding dramatic results across the Commonwealth.

Preliminary Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) data shows that 36.3 percent more high school students are enrolled in dual credit courses this semester, compared to Fall 2015 (22,707 vs. 16,659) — with a 49.9 percent increase in the total number of courses taken (42,477 vs. 28,334).

“The response to this initiative has been truly astounding,” said Governor Matt Bevin. “We want Kentucky to have the most well educated, well prepared, and workforce-ready young adults in the nation. This program is a vital step in advancing us toward that exciting goal.”

Gov. Bevin and Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner launched the Dual Credit Scholarship Program at a ceremony at Russell County High School in Russell Springs on June 1.

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