ERIC Number: ED104223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Academic Records of All Students Enrolled in the UW [University of Washington] Educational Opportunity Program: Autumn 1969 through Summer 1973. Institutional Educational Research Report 142.
Hodgson, Thomas F.; Lutz, Larry
This study analyzes the enrollment patterns and academic achievement of 2,615 undergraduate students entering the University of Washington Educational Opportunity Program between fall quarter 1969 and summer quarter 1973. Categories chosen for data summarization were: ethnic composition, sex, admissions eligibility, and average quarterly credits. Findings of the study indicate: (1) Enrollment increased rapidly over the four-years under study. (2) Black students, the largest group, experienced a rapid early buildup in number enrolled followed by an equally rapid leveling off. (3) Interms of admissibility, students entering directly from high school had the lowest percentage of those regularly admissible. (4) A majority of the Asian American students enrolled as regularly admissible students. (5) EOP students achieved an average UW cumulative grade point average of 2.2 and completed 10.3 credits per quarter on the average for a four-year period. (6) There were startling differences in academic performance across EOP students as a whole over the course of the four years. More than 400 students enrolled on the average for 12 credits per quarter but completed only 2.3 credits per quarter with a UW cumulative GPA of 1.0. (Author/MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.