Expanding Opportunites.

People for PSEO is an organization committed to informing, promoting, defending and expanding opportunities for Minnesota students via the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (“PSEO”) program.

 
 
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WHAT WE DO

Mission
The mission of People for PSEO is to work with families, students, education institutions and law makers to inform, promote, defend and expand opportunities for Minnesota students via the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (“PSEO”) program through speaking, writing, conferences, social media and other functions.

Vision
The vision of People for PSEO is that all Minnesota 9th-12th grade students, and their families/guardians, will know about and be able to make an informed decision about participating in the Postsecondary Enrollment Options program. Furthermore, participation in the PSEO program will be accessible to all Minnesota high school students.

Purpose
1. Promote the PSEO program among families, students, educators, policy-makers, business people, advocacy groups and other community members and the general public through speaking, writing, conferences, social media and other functions.

2. Encourage the support, refinement, expansion, evaluation and improvement of PSEO by providing information to legislators and other policy-makers.

3. Promote great equity and access to PSEO for students throughout Minnesota.

Learn More about PSEO

 
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The Impact

Considerable research shows that PSEO and other programs allowing high school students to earn college credit are important opportunities for Minnesota students. Concurrent enrollment helps to effectively address many of Minnesota’s most critical educational issues: gaps between student groups, high school graduation rates, college entrance rates, remediation rates, college completion rates and college debt loads. 
 

 

PSEO BY THE NUMBERS

7320+

Student participation in 2017

In the 2016-2017 school year over seven thousand Minnesota students participated in the PSEO program.

 

130%

INCREASe IN PARTICIPATION

Since the 2010 school year there has been a leap in participation due to increased outreach and legislative efforts.

 
 

71.7+

Million dollars saved in college tuition

Students who have participated in the PSEO program have saved over 71.7 million dollars in college tuition throughout the state of Minnesota.

 
 

PSEO in the News

Columbia UNIVERSITY 2008

"Findings indicate that dual enrollment can benefit a range of students, and may have the greatest positive impact on those students who are often excluded from participation."

Community College Research Center Teachers College, Columbia University / Read Full Article

Schools Across State Aim to Diversify Advanced Classes, StarTribune / Read Full Article

PSEO: A Way to Save Money and Rise to a Challenge, Morrison County Record / Read Full Article

MN high school students save millions in tuition by taking college-credit courses/ Read Full Article

 

 
 

Get Involved

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We would love to hear from you about your experience with the PSEO program or if you have any questions for us.

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Membership

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