Who is the College in High School Alliance?

The College in High School Alliance (CHSA) is a coalition of national, state, and local organizations collaborating to positively impact national and state policies and build broad support for programs that enable high school students to enroll in authentic, affordable college pathways toward postsecondary degrees and credentials offered with appropriate support.

CHSA’s core belief, backed by numerous studies that demonstrate the significant benefits to students, is that strengthening and expanding college in high school programs will improve secondary education and significantly increase college access, affordability, and completion for all students, particularly those who are low-income, underrepresented in higher education or at risk of not completing postsecondary education.


By 2030, all states will have eliminated access gaps for participation and success for historically marginalized students in college in high school programs such as dual enrollment and early college, and have a policy system and funding in place that are designed to ensure students are completing meaningful and intentional college course experiences in high school. 

If this vision is realized, quality college in high school programs will serve as a catalyst for closing postsecondary access and attainment gaps, and improving the efficiency and efficacy of transitions into college and career for all students.

Eliminating access gaps and designing intentional dual enrollment policies will begin with each state setting a clear vision for the role of these programs in their education system that is informed by data and the state’s unique contexts, and then designing and implementing policy strategies to meet that vision.

This work at the state level will be supported by national efforts to raise expectations for all dual enrollment programs, align on key terms through policy, and support the field through new research and examination of emerging policy areas, including through federal policy.