Rural U Enrollment & Pass Rate Statistics

As an early pioneer in Early College offerings in Maine, our programs have proven popular and successful with our enrolled students.

Rural U Headcount1

Academic YearFallSpringSummer2Total
2020-2021
2019-2020729604881421
2018-20196924451137
2017-20186564471103
2016-20177904441234
2015-2016479367846
2014-2015262194456
2013-201411799216
2012-20137758135
2011-20128567152
2010-2011313768
1. Includes early college (classes taken online or on campus) and concurrent enrollment (classes taught in high schools). For the years shown in this table, concurrent enrollment made up approximately 2/3 of total Rural U enrollment.
2. Rural U has not offered summer courses until the summer of 2020.

Rural U Credit Hour Generation1

Academic YearFallSpringSummer2Total
2020-2021
2019-2020245818643024624
2018-2019281716854502
2017-2018265017584408
2016-2017323616514887
2015-2016203114903521
2014-201511007551855
2013-2014521397918
2012-2013323244567
2011-2012357281638
2010-2011130155285
1. Includes early college (classes taken online or on campus) and concurrent enrollment (classes taught in high schools). For the years shown in this table, concurrent enrollment made up approximately 2/3 of total Rural U enrollment.
2. Rural U has not offered summer courses until the summer of 2020.

Rural U Pass Rates

Academic YearAnnual Pass Rate (C or better)
2020-202192%
2019-202083%
2018-201984.5%
2017-201886.5%
2016-201785%

NACEP

The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) is an organization that strives to guarantee college courses offered by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campus.

The organization is concerned with the quality of dual enrollment, including teacher selection, professional development and support, curriculum, and student assessment and grading. Standards put in place to address these issues uphold the following:

  • Fostering strong secondary and post-secondary collaborations
  • Supporting high student achievement
  • Promoting a seamless transition from high school to college

To ensure quality, Rural U’s program practices and procedures will be based on accreditation standards adopted by NACEP. Rural U will seek accreditation in the future but is currently not accredited by NACEP.