ERIC Number: ED119785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-18
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Progress of Educational Opportunity Program Students, Part Time Students: Enrollment of Fall 1971.
Campbell, William J.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Rockland Community College provides direct financial assistance to high risk students. This study compares the performances of 180 part-time EOP students enrolled for the fall 1971 semester (experimental group) with the performances of a randomly selected group of 47 part-time regular students (control group). During the years between 1967 and 1974, the experimental group attempted an average number of 5.46 credits per fall semester, and passed 4.06, a 74.46 percent pass rate. The control group attempted an average of 5.8 credits and passed 4.7, an 80.49 percent pass rate. Since course load is generally considered to affect passing, this study suggests that EOP students register for fewer courses. The experimental group attended Rockland for an average of 5.32 semesters, completing 22.69 degree credits. The control group attended an average of 5.37 semesters, completing 23.20 credits. Twenty percent of the experimental group, and 24.5 percent of the control group had earned degrees by fall 1975. The characteristics of the two groups with regard to dropping in and out of college are also evaluated. Data are organized into tables. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockland Community Coll., Suffern, NY.