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Table 8.  Percentage of 2-year and 4-year degree-granting postsecondary institutions with dual enrollment programs, by academic eligibility requirements for participation and institutional characteristics: Academic year 2010–11

Institutional characteristic Minimum high school GPA Minimum score on a standardized test such as SAT or ACT Minimum high school class rank Passing a college placement test given by institution Letter of recommendation Some other requirement(s)1
Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
All institutions 60 33 43 50 10 80 45 50 41 54 32 58
Institutional control and level                        
Public 2-year 45 50 49 48 5 90 71 28 37 60 28 63
Public 4-year 75 19 57 37 19 74 33 63 41 54 31 62
Private nonprofit 4-year 70 18 20 65 12 70 9 81 47 44 39 45
Private for-profit 4-year 85 15! 40! 60 # 60 84 16! 74 46! 48!
Size of institution                        
Less than 3,000 66 27 35 58 10 80 37 58 45 51 27 62
3,000 to 9,999 54 38 48 44 11 79 54 42 38 56 32 58
10,000 or more 60 34 46 48 10 81 45 50 39 56 39 51
# Rounds to zero.
! 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 Examples of other eligibility requirements reported include parental approval, grade level requirements and course prerequisites.
NOTE: Response options in the questionnaire were "yes," "no," and "don't know." The "don't know" responses are not shown in the table but can be inferred by subtracting the sum of the "yes" and "no" responses from 100 percent. 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.
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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