ERIC Number: ED313095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report on Extended Opportunity Programs and Services.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Each year, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges is required to submit a report to the state legislature on Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS). The 1990 report provides information on the data elements necessary for a statewide database for the periodic evaluation of EOPS programs and services and numbers of EOPS students who have been served and who have achieved their educational goals. After providing background on the 20-year history of EOPS in California, the report identifies significant trends in EOPS based on a 1987-88 survey of community college EOPS directors. Highlighted findings included the following: (1) EOPS enrollment was growing, with preliminary data showing an increase of as much as 7% for the 1988-89 school year; (2) EOPS students were older than the average community college student; (3) 62% of the 1987-88 EOPS students were women, and 67% were ethnic minorities; (4) EOPS students were less likely to have completed high school than all other full-time students; (5) 55% of the 1987-88 EOPS students had transfer as a goal, compared to 75% of all other full-time students; (6) district support for EOPS programs totaled nearly 33.5% more than that required by law, indicating a strong commitment to EOPS at the local level; (7) 40% of the EOPS students received instructional support under the program, with the most used service being tutorial services; and (8) 96% of EOPS students received academic and/or career counseling, 72% received some type of financial aid under the program, and 25% received assistance in preparing for transfer. (JMC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Counseling, Educationally Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Minority Groups, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Services, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California