ERIC Number: ED072760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Research on the Program of Expanded Educational Opportunities. Final Report.
Johansson, Charles B.; And Others
In the fall of 1969, a program to expand educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged students was initiated at Macalester College in Minnesota. During the preceding academic year, 3% of the Macalester students were non-white, whereas by the fall of 1972, just 3 years after the program was initiated, the non-white percentage had risen to approximately 15%. By the fall of 1969, more than 20 non-white faculty and staff were hired and several supportive programs had been developed. Through the spring of 1972, 76% of the Expanded Educational Opportunity (EEO) students who enrolled in the fall of 1969 were still enrolled at Macalester. Average grades for the EEO students were approximately one standard deviation below those of the non-EEO sample, a difference similar to the difference in high school grades between the 2 groups. EEO students were more likely that non-EEO students to major in the behavioral or social sciences and less likely to major in the fine arts, humanities, and physical sciences. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Macalester Coll., St. Paul, Minn.