ERIC Number: ED423935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Mendocino College EOPS Student Demographics, Persistence, and Performance, 1991-92 to 1995-96 Research Report 98-15.
MacMillan, Thomas F.
This study presents a 5-year pattern of data for the Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) program at Mendocino College, with particular focus upon the persistence and performance of the fall 1995 cohort of EOPS students. EOPS is intended to serve students with economic and/or educational challenges to achieve their highest potential, and to support their progress toward degree and certificate goals. The current requirements for participation in EOPS include California residency, at least 12 units of credit, qualification for the Pell Grant or AFDC (TANF) assistance, non-high school graduate or non-GED achievement, basic math and English deficiencies, low high school GPA, non-native English speaking family setting, or Hispanic or Native American ethnicity. Included are two tables presenting participation and financial information for Mendocino College EOPS between the 1991-92 and 1995-96 academic years. The demographics of the program indicate that an increasing number and proportion of minority students--particularly Hispanics--have been successfully recruited to Mendocino College because of the program's presence. EOPS students are by definition "high risk." These students are supported not only by direct financial assistance, but by a number of peer- and professionally-led programs and services available on campus, most notably the Learning Center, the Re-Entry Program, and the specifically focused ethnic student organizations and services of the college. (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mendocino Coll., Ukiah, CA.