Early College Experience

ECE Surveys

Take the College Freshman Survey

Students said:

"Fantastic! I was able to challenge myself during high school while getting college credits."
"Concurrent Enrollment allowed me to graduate from high school with 22 credit hours to transfer to the U of A."
"Taking college classes in high school has saved me time and money."
"The ECE program allows high school students to gain college experience."


Early College Experience is accredited by NACEP, the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. The accreditation standards require program evaluation through student surveys. ECE conducts the following:

An Annual Survey for each course section offered through Early College Experience
2009-2010 Annual Survey
2010-2011 Annual Survey
2011-2012 Annual Survey
2013-2014 Annual Survey

A Post-High School survey of ECE alumni who are one year out of high school
2009-2010 Post HS Survey
2010-2011 Post HS Survey
2011-2012 Post HS Survey
2012-2013 Post HS Survey
2013-2014 Post HS Survey
2014-2015 Post HS Survey 
A Three-Year survey of ECE alumni who are four years out of high school
2009-2010 Three-year Survey
2012-2013 Three-year Survey

An Administrator Survey of High School Principals, Counselors, and ECE Faculty
2008 Admin Survey
2012 Admin Survey
2014-15 Principals Survey
2014-15 Counselor Survey
2014-15 Instructor Survey

Survey highlights

Below are some of the highlights of student academic achievement through Early College Experience:

99% of respondents enrolled in college immediately after graduating from high school

97% received credit, were exempted from taking required courses, or were able to take higher-level college courses

98% found ECE courses equally or more challenging than other high school courses

97% stated that the most important features of ECE courses are:
      ♦ Getting transferable credit while in high school
      ♦ Significant savings in tuition costs
      ♦ Convenience of taking college-level courses in the supportive and familiar environment of their own high school


Early College Experience students earn college credit that is transferable to colleges and universities in Arkansas and throughout the country:

In State                                                                     Out of State      
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro                Belmont University, Nashville TN
Arkansas Tech, Russellville                                 Davidson University, Davidson NC
John Brown University, Siloam Springs             Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC
Lyon College, Batesville                                        Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK
NWACC, Bentonville                                               Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista VA                     
Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia            University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville                      University of Mississippi, Oxford MS
University of Central Arkansas, Conway             University of Missouri, Columbia MO
University of the Ozarks, Clarksville                     University of South Carolina, Columbia SC