ERIC Number: ED356123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Appalachian Access and Success: A Research Project of the Ohio Board of Regents and a Consortium of Two- and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Appalachian Ohio.
Spohn, Karen; And Others
The Appalachian Access and Success project aims to examine the factors that underlie the low level of participation in higher education in the Ohio Appalachia region. Surveys were conducted with the 1992 high school seniors, their parents, their school staff, and a group of nontraditional students who entered college after the age of 25. Section I of this report presents a profile of the high school seniors in Ohio Appalachia. It analyzes seniors' perceptions of their individual characteristics, familial influences, and institutional influences. Section II examines familial and parents' influences by comparing parental perceptions and the perspectives of the seniors. Section III examines the institutional factors influencing the decision to attend college. The perceptions of institutional factors are compared to those of both students and parents. Section IV focuses on nontraditional students in the region, describing their attributes and motivation, academic achievement, family and institutional influences, and their perceived barriers to higher education. Section V of the report examines the influence of regional economic and demographic characteristics on participation in higher education. Section VI and section VII present respectively, conclusions based on the findings of research and the conclusions and recommendations of the project director. Six appendices forming nearly half the report provide: (1) a list of consortium members; (2) survey results tables; (3) various other tables; (4) a list of schools and colleges surveyed; (5) survey instruments; and (6) samples of access programs currently in use. (Contains 84 references.) (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Shawnee State Univ., Portsmouth, OH.; Advanced Education Research Center, Tustin, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio