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Table 5.  Percentage distribution of 2-year and 4-year degree-granting postsecondary institutions with dual enrollment programs reporting the typical number of courses per academic term taken in the programs, and the percentage distribution for the maximum number of courses per term allowed in the programs, by institutional characteristics: Academic year 2010–11

Institutional characteristic Typical pattern of high school enrollments1 Maximum number of courses per academic term
One course per academic term Two courses per academic term Three or more courses per academic term Typical number of courses per academic term varied considerably2 One course per academic term Two courses per academic term Three or more courses per academic term No maximum number of courses per academic term Maximum number of courses per academic term varied3
All institutions 44 18 3 33 12 25 21 25 18
Institutional control and level                  
Public 2-year 28 25 2 44 4 16 25 32 23
Public 4-year 52 13 2 33 11 27 23 23 16
Private nonprofit 4-year 68 10 3! 17 24 37 15 13 10
Private for-profit 4-year 48! 46! 40!
Size of institution                  
Less than 3,000 46 20 3! 29 15 27 16 24 18
3,000 to 9,999 42 16 3 38 11 22 24 27 16
10,000 or more 45 18 3 33 7 25 26 22 19
! Interpret data with caution; the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30 percent.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation for this estimate is 50 percent or greater or the sample size is less than 3.
1 Respondents were asked to report the typical pattern of high school enrollments in the dual enrollment programs. An additional response category of "some other pattern" was available to institutions but is not reported here because the estimates are too unstable to report.
2 The response option "Typical number of courses per academic term varied considerably" could mean that the number of courses varied considerably within a single program, or that the number of courses varied considerably across multiple programs within an institution
. 3 "Maximum number of courses per academic term varied" could mean that the maximum number varied within a single program, or that the maximum number varied across multiple programs within an institution.
NOTE: Percentages are based on the 46 percent of institutions with dual enrollment programs during the 12-month 2010–11 academic year. Data for private nonprofit 2-year and private for-profit 2-year institutions are included in the totals and in analyses by size of institution but are not shown separately. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding or suppressed data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS), "Dual Enrollment Programs and Courses for High School Students, 2010–11," 2011.
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