South Dakota may raise cost of college dual-credit program


SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Enrollment in dual-credit classes in South Dakota exceeded expectations, and the cost is adding up for the state's six public universities.

The Argus Leader reports that the state Board of Regents will discuss options to raise the cost of the dual-credit program on Wednesday. A report prepared for the meeting says universities lost more than $700,000 in potential revenue through the program.

The program started in 2014 as a way to offer qualified high school students a head start on college by subsidizing credit costs. It also incentivizes more graduates to stay in South Dakota to complete their college degrees.

More than 4,300 graduates have taken dual-credit classes at state universities in the last three years.

Regents say they want to figure out how to bring in more money through the program.