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About Concurrent Enrollment at M State

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State system and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). M State serves more than 8,000 students in credit courses each year in more than 70 career and liberal arts programs online and on its campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. M State's mission is to provide accessible education with vigor and integrity to diverse learners, preparing them for dynamic living, working and serving. The college is focused on excellence, integrity, respect and innovation.

M State's Concurrent Enrollment Program was founded in 1985 on the Fergus Falls campus. The program has evolved over 30 years to now serve more than 35 school districts in rural west central Minnesota. It offers courses that span several academic disciplines and includes technical course options. These courses are taught in the high school by qualified high school instructors. Faculty mentors take great pride in developing collaborative relationships with high school instructors to provide eligible high school students with a college experience that engages them and encourages them to persist in taking rigorous coursework.

M State's CEP is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

Program Highlights:

  • More than 35 regional high school partners
  • Served over 1,700 students in the 2016-17 academic year
  • Awarded more than 15,600 credits to high school concurrent students during the 2016-17 academic year
  • The program is a collaborative effort of more than 100 high school teachers and around 40 faculty mentors offering concurrent courses at partner high schools


Concurrent Student Alumni Surveys

M State values the feedback from our concurrent alumni students and conducts one-year-out and four-year-out surveys. Here is what students are saying about M State's Concurrent Enrollment Program:

  • 100 percent of students who responded to the alumni survey said they would recommend concurrent courses to current high school students
  • 91 percent were able to count concurrent course credits toward their college degree
  • 71 percent said concurrent courses reduced their college debt
  • Students said concurrent courses better prepared them for college, helped them develop realistic college expectations and helped build confidence in their ability to succeed in college

Read more testimonials from CEP students, teachers, counselors and principals on the Success Reports and Stories page.

Last modified: August 26th, 2016 at 08:33am