ERIC Number: ED235715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Equal Education Opportunity Program Clientele: Characteristic, Needs, and Interest. Occasional Paper No. 1.
Baylor, Tondelaya Kateri
Characteristics of 521 Mansfield State College students participating in Pennsylvania's Equal Education Opportunity Program were studied during 1978-1982. The program, which was enacted by Act 101 in 1971, is designed to provide opportunities to educationally and economically disadvantaged populations. Findings include the following: 79 percent of the student participants were 18 to 21 years old; 93 percent were single; 54 percent reported the yearly income of their parents to be $6,100 and below; although there were no preferred major fields of study, most of the students were majoring in the social sciences, education, business, or had not declared a major; 52 percent participated in the Basic Education Opportunity Grant and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grants programs; 65 percent participated in academic, personal, career, and financial aid counseling; the retention rate for the program was 65 percent; reasons for program attrition included graduation, dismissal for academic reasons, withdrawal for personal reasons, and transfer. A chart illustrating the program organizational structure is appended, along with information on the responsibilities of the following program personnel: director, counselor, reading specialist/tutorial coordinator, peer counselor, and tutor. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, Career Counseling, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Family Income, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Low Income Groups, Peer Counseling, Program Descriptions, Staff Role, State Programs, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mansfield State Coll., PA. Dept. of Special Programs/Learning Resource Center.
Identifiers: Equal Education Opportunity Program PA; Mansfield State College PA; Pennsylvania