College Credit Report

Report Criteria

This page last updated September 19, 2023


TEC 28.009 stipulates that each school district in Texas shall implement a program whereby high school students may earn at least twelve semester hours of college credit. This college credit may be earned through articulated postsecondary courses, advanced placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or dual credit courses.

Districts began reporting these data to TEA in 2011-12. The data are submitted on the 43415 Course Completion Subcategory during the summer submission of the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS), a statewide data system for public education information in Texas. School districts submit their data, which are defined in a yearly publication, the TSDS TEDS Data Standards.

These reports include students enrolled in public school districts and charter schools. The reports do not include students in private schools.

Reported Information

The report shows, by district, by region, or for the entire state, each of the courses offered where students earn college credit hours. It provides counts of students earning college credit, the total number of college credit hours earned, and the average hours per student. The same counts and percentages are shown for career and technical education (CTE) students, as well. From 2020-2021 to 2021-2022, the counts and percentages are shown for CTE Explorers, Concentrators and Completers only. Beginning with 2022-2023, the following students are identified as CTE students:

When a student earns college credit hours in multiple courses, the student is counted multiple times in the "Total" row.

Note: Certain values are masked to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements. Please see the note at the bottom of each report for more details on masking.