It's a Win-Win!

College in the High School visiting University of Minnesota Crookston for a Writing Day activity

The College in the High Schools program offers numerous benefits to students, teachers, and school districts, creating a winning situation and great opportunities for all involved.

Benefits of College in the High School


Student Benefits

  • Earn college credit without leaving their high school campus
  • Develop college-level skills in critical thinking and writing via University of Minnesota Crookston curriculum and university-level discourse
  • Demonstrate their learning over an entire semester, not just on a single, high-stakes test

Instructor Benefits

  • Attend faculty development workshops led by U of M Crookston faculty coordinators who present continuously updated information
  • Develop professional relationships and share ideas and techniques with CIHS instructors and faculty coordinators
  • Re-energize themselves through collaboration with other motivated colleagues
School Districts

School District Benefits

  • Satisfy parent and student demand for on-site, college level courses without losing significant state-support dollars
  • Receive high quality professional development for CIHS instructors
  • Enjoy the benefits of partnering with an outstanding research and teaching university

More about College in the High School


The CIHS program with the University of Minnesota Crookston (U of M Crookston) was established by U of M Crookston to provide academically challenging courses, in the high school, where students would receive college credit.

Mission Statement

Partner with rural Minnesota school districts to deliver a broad academic foundation of University courses to qualified students.  Integrate teaching and learning with outreach and engagement to serve the public good.


To streamline the path of concurrent enrollment for rural Minnesota schools.


The core values of the U of M Crookston’s CIHS program are Integrity, Community, and Timeliness.