LA CROSSE, Wis., August 25, 2021 – A new report from Western Technical College’s K-12 Relations department showed Transcripted Credit saved local students roughly $1.8 million in 2020-21, a jump of nearly $500,000 from the year prior despite COVID restrictions.
The latest report showed the amount of students served from Transcripted Credit rose from 2,632 from 2019-20, to 3,609 in 2020-21. This includes a jump from 3,369 in 2018-19, prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In total, area students and school districts saved $1,877,182.90 through Transcripted Credit at Western last year, a sharp increase from $1,348,559.60 the year prior. In total, 27 schools in Western’s district participated in the program.
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.
“While a big reason for the increases this year were due to expanded classrooms in light of COVID-19, we are really pleased with these numbers,” said Tyler Ludeking, K-12 Relations Specialist at Western Technical College. “This is about building strong relationships with our K-12 partners, and it only continues to grow.”
To learn more information on Western’s dual credit options, call Ludeking at 608.789.6232 or visit www.westerntc.edu/earn-college-credit-high-school.