ERIC Number: ED149804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education for Hispanics: An Evaluation of the LULAC National Education Service Centers.
McIntyre, Catherine; And Others
An evaluation was conducted of the effectiveness of the 12 LULAC [League of United Latin American Citizens] National Education Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC), which assist Hispanic and other educationally deprived students in pursuing post-secondary education. The evaluation focused on three LNESC objectives: (1) to increase the number of persons reached; (2) to increase student retention; and (3) to increase public awareness of the educational problems of the Hispanic population. Data were gathered through site visits, mail questionnaires to centers and to students, telephone surveys of Hispanic and social service agencies, and analyses of fiscal information covering the three completed program years (October, 1972, through September, 1976). It was found that 16,362 students had received enrollment assistance, 65% of whom had poverty-level incomes; expenditures per low-income enrollee ranged from $167 to $871; and staff wages were lower than for other public agencies. A lack of supportive follow-up services and retention data demonstrated a need for correction in the second objective. Questionnaire surveys showed that of the 82 students responding, 71% (59) were still enrolled and 8% had graduated; over half of the students judged the LNESC services as very helpful; and community agencies surveyed felt that the centers were necessary. Summary and unit statistics are given, and questionnaires are appended. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community Services Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.
Note: Appendices I.A and I.B have been deleted due to poor legibility ; Other portions of appendices may be marginally legible