LA CROSSE, Wis., August 18, 2020 – A new report from Western Technical College’s K-12 Relations department showed Transcripted Credit saved local students roughly $1.3 million in 2019-20, a drop from the year prior due to COVID-19 but was on pace to break records prior to the shutdown of schools in March.
The latest report showed the amount of unduplicated students served from Transcripted Credit dipped from 3,369 in 2018-19, to 2,632 in 2019-20. In total, area students saved $1,348,559.60 through Transcripted Credit at Western last year, a decrease from $1,617,801.70 the year prior. The amount of teachers involved in the program did increase, growing from 111 in 2018-19, to 122 in 2019-2020. In total, 77 sections were canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
“If we add the sections that were unable to complete due to COVID-19, we would most likely have hit another record year in dollars saved and students served,” said Tyler Ludeking, K-12 Relations specialist at Western Technical College. “These numbers we see still clearly demonstrate the strong relationships we are building at the high school level.”
To learn more information on Western’s dual credit options, call 608.785.9200 or visit www.westerntc.edu/earn-college-credit-high-school.