The dual enrollment data dashboard is presented in three sections: Part I - Dual Enrolled High School Students; Part II – High School Graduating Class, and Part III – NSHE Capture Rate.
It is important to note that the data included in this dashboard address only one area where high school students are graduating with college-credit. It does not include data concerning articulated credit for career and technical education (CTE), Advanced Placement (AP), or international baccalaureate (IB) programing. These are just a few examples of other areas where students can earn credit towards college level coursework in addition to the opportunities afforded through dual and concurrent enrollment opportunities. Additionally, non-credit courses including Physical Education (PE)and Driver's Education are excluded from calculations in all three parts.
Data in Part I includes any high school student enrolled in an NSHE course during any given academic year. Data in Part II and Part III is for students that graduated from a public Nevada high school and state/county sponsored charter schools only and Nevada public high schools that are not eligible for dual enrollment have been removed from all calculations. Private high schools are not included. In addition, certain high schools whose mission does not include providing dual enrollment opportunities are excluded.
The dashboard also includes metrics by race/ethnicity for dual enrolled students where that demographic data is available.
Part I - Dual Enrolled High School Students
Part I includes data for any given NSHE academic year on the number of students flagged by NSHE institutions as high school students (9th thru 12th grade) that are taking a course at any NSHE institution. The data does not discern between students who are in a formal dual/concurrent enrollment program and those who are independently enrolled in a course that is not part of a formal dual/concurrent enrollment program. Further, this data does not include which high school the dual enrolled students are attending as that data is not currently available.
The presentation of the data is not cohort based, rather it simply represents all students who are flagged by NSHE institutions as high school students who are enrolled in an NSHE course.
Data on the courses taken by dual enrolled students will show the course and the NSHE institution at which those courses were taken. This data demonstrates the wide variety of courses taken by high school students as well as the most common courses in which high school students are enrolled.
Part II - High School Graduating Class
Part II includes data by high school graduating class indicating by district and by high school the number and percentage of graduating students that enrolled in an NSHE course at some point during their high school experience. The data does not discern between students whose dual enrollment experience was through a formal program and those who independently enrolled in an NSHE course. Additionally, a prevalence rate is calculated statewide and by district to indicate the reach of dual enrollment experiences across Nevada high schools and across the state.
Part III - NSHE Capture Rate
Part III of the dashboard is based on a cohort of students for any given year of graduation from high school. The data indicates of those students who graduated from high school in any given academic year, the number who had a dual enrollment experience (through a formal program or independently) at any time throughout their high school experience (grades 9-12). For the purpose of comparison, Part II also includes of the high school graduating class the number of students that did not have a dual enrollment experience. This is done for the purpose of comparing the two cohorts.
A capture rate is calculated indicating the number and percent of students from each group that enrolled at an NSHE institution in the academic year (summer, fall, or spring terms) following high school graduation.
From the cohort of "captured" students, a percent of students that graduated from an NSHE institutions with a degree or workforce credential is calculated within the six years. As a result of defining the graduation rate as any award earned within a six-year period, more recent years are denoted with an asterisk (*) indicating that the percent of students that have received an award will continue to increase through the six-year award period. Because many students earn an award while still enrolled in high school, the number of students who do so is presented separately.