ERIC Number: ED314117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
EOP&S: Continued Success with Low-Income College Students. An EOPS Special Project, 1984-85 [and] A Longitudinal Study of EOP&S Freshmen Students Entering during 1979-80 and 1980-81.
Two longitudinal studies were conducted in 1983 and 1986 to evaluate the effectiveness of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) project at Fresno City College (FCC). The EOP&S project is a state-funded program that emphasizes individual tutoring, guidance, learning centers, and other support services in order to increase recruitment and retention rates among low-income/disadvantaged students. The studies compared representative samples of EOP&S and non-EOP&S freshmen entering FCC in 1979-80 and 1980-81. Both studies gathered data on students' gender, marital status, ethnicity, age, high school status and grade point average (GPA), GPA and units completed at FCC, degree earned, and number requesting transcripts. Study findings included the following: (1) EOP&S students tended to have more females than males, while the non-EOP&S groups were predominately male; (2) among the 1979-80 and 1980-81 freshmen, total minority percentages in the EOP&S groups were 84% and 89%, respectively, while in the non-EOP&S groups, minority enrollments were 39% and 31%; (3) 85% of the 1980-81 EOP&S students were high school graduates compared to 45% of the non-EOP&S students; (4) the numbers of FCC graduates were approximately equal for EOP&S and non-EOP&S students in both years; (5) EOP&S students had lower high school GPA's than non-EOP&S students, but final FCC GPA's were almost identical for both groups in both years; and (6) EOP&S and non-EOP&S students were comparable in terms of total number of FCC units completed. Tables comparing EOP&S and non-EOP&S students from both years are appended. (WJT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Grade Point Average, High Risk Students, Minority Groups, Program Effectiveness, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Coll., CA.