The Minnesota Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program allows high school students to take courses at the college level and receive both high school and transferable college credit. Qualified juniors and seniors are allowed to take up to a full load of college courses, and if successfully completed, will earn college credits. PSEO is a state funded program, allocating $2,154 per student in 2004. This research analyzed whether the PSEO student gains from the use of the education policy. Three potential gains were assessed by utilizing an independent sample t-test to determine if PSEO students at a liberal arts college graduated earlier, had higher GPAs, and higher ACT scores. Preliminary results found students who have participated in the PSEO program are, in fact, graduating college before their peers; thus proving it beneficial for students to utilize the program.
"PSEO: Are Your Tax Dollars Really Paying Off?,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol3/iss1/3