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UMASS Plans to Expand Early College Programs for High Schools Across the State

The University of Massachusetts plans to expand Early College Programs across the state in an effort to make higher education more affordable and accessible to low-income students.

UMass President Marty Meehan said in his State of the University address Tuesday that the public university system will triple early-college enrollment over the next five years, to reach about 2,000 high school students. Early College Programs allow high school students to earn free college credits while pursuing their high school diploma, with some students earning up to two years’ worth of college credit.

To read the full article in the Boston Globe, written by Globe staffer Hilary Burns, click HERE.