DENISON, Texas (KTEN) — Grayson College students will soon gain access to an online course-sharing program that will let them take classes offered by nine other partner schools.

With a spike in enrollment in the 2023 fall semester, Grayson College staff hope the course-sharing pilot will help boost their completion rate. Community colleges receive more state funding based on how many students successfully complete their degree, or transfer to a four-year institution.

"At the end of the day, our ultimate goal is for students to complete," said the school's enrollment management director Tiffany Francis. "We know that when they complete, they have access to employment and workforce, and so we're hoping that this will help our completion rate with students being able to access courses."

The schools are divided into teaching institutions that offer the courses, and home institutions where the student is enrolled. The course-sharing program is planned to commence in the spring.

The other participating schools include: Amarillo College, Del Mar College, El Paso Community College, Kilgore College, Lamar State College-Orange, Lone Star College System, North Central Texas College, San Jacinto College District, and Temple College.