The College Opportunities for High School Students Education Focus Area is a collection of metrics examining ways high school students earn college credit prior to graduation. The data are aimed at helping users understand trends in participation, graduation and progression.
The EMC or DE tab shows data about students who participated in Early Middle College or Dual Enrollment at any point in a given school year. The EMC, DE and CTE tabs show data about students who participated in that specific program, regardless of participation in other programs. The data are presented as either a callout showing a one-year summary or a chart showing multiple years of data. The text in each section provides additional context for the data displayed.
The report is updated yearly. Report updates may be found on the Recently Posted Reports page.
This report displays only statewide data for each of the included programs.
Some charts include interactive components allowing users to change how data is displayed. Users can change whether a metric is displayed as a percent or count. In some cases, users can change what data is being displayed by filtering by categories such as race/ethnicity, gender, economically disadvantaged, English learners, homeless, migrant, and students with disabilities.
Data view options include:
- Callouts (high-level or summary data for each section)
- Bar Charts (graphs showing the data for the most recent school year of data available)
- Trend Charts (graphs showing data over time)
See the MI School Data Quick Start Guide for the basics of navigating the site and customizing a report.
Location options: Statewide
All data are unsuppressed and available to public users. There are no additional data for logged-in users.
CEPI and the National Student Clearinghouse collect the data used to complete this report. CEPI collects the majority of this data from public schools and intermediate school districts via the Michigan Student Data System. For more information on the MSDS and reporting rules, please see the MSDS Collection Details Manual on the CEPI website.
The databases used include:
- CEPI’s Student Transcript and Academic Record Repository Collection in the Michigan Student Data System, to locate enrollment in a Michigan public community college or university. For more information on the MSDS and reporting rules, please see the STARR Data Collection Manual and/or the MSDS Collection Details Manual.
- CEPI’s Teacher Student Data Link Collection in the Michigan Student Data System, to establish student participation in the various college acceleration programs. For more information on the MSDS and reporting rules, please see the MSDS Collection Details Manual.
- CEPI’s Graduation and Dropout Information in the Michigan Student Data System, to identify student graduation and cohort status. For more information, please see Understanding Michigan’s Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rates.
- The NSC StudentTracker database, to locate enrollment from out-of-state and enrollment in non-STARR participating colleges or universities. For more information, please visit the National Student Clearinghouse.
High school graduates identified in the MSDS are matched against the STARR Collection and national college enrollment data from the NSC StudentTracker. Michigan acquires StudentTracker records by a matching process which includes the first name, middle name, last name, suffix and date of birth. If a student’s name or date of birth in the StudentTracker database doesn’t exactly match the state’s graduation record, a match may not be made. Another limitation is that most, but not all, colleges and universities provide data to NSC. Both situations can result in lower enrollment totals.
If you have questions not addressed here or in the linked resources, please contact CEPI customer support at email@example.com.
To protect the privacy of individual students, CEPI uses data suppression rules whenever report settings would yield fewer than 10 students in a given group.
See the Glossary for additional terms and acronyms used on MI School Data.