ERIC Number: ED175499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
What Happened to the EOPS Students of Fall 1973? A Pilot Follow-Up Study Comparing EOPS and All Other First Time Entering, Fall 1973, Day Students at San Jose City College.
Preising, Paul P.
The academic performance and aspirations of first-time entering Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) students in Fall 1973 were compared to those of all other first-time entering day students at San Jose City College using data from student records. Findings indicated that while 62% of all other students stated that an associate degree was their educational objective, only 30.6% of the EOPS students claimed the same objective. None of the EOPS students indicated an intention of obtaining a baccalaureate degree. Despite their lower aspirations, when compared to the 1973 entering freshmen, a greater percentage of EOPS students: (1) obtained associate degrees--14% vs. 5%; (2) were still enrolled after two years--36.7% vs. 27.2%; (3) had cumulative college grade point averages of 2.0 or better--83.7% vs. 70.1%; and (4) were accepted by four-year institutions--14.3% vs. 10%. Sample results of telephone follow-up interviews are included in the study report. Appendices present guidelines for replicating the study and include a sample interview outline. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose Community Coll. District, CA.