ERIC Number: ED482815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
California Community Colleges Extended Opportunity Programs and Services and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education, 2001-2002.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
This report provides student demographic and academic outcome data pertaining to students participating in the California Community College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and cooperative Agencies Education (CARE) programs. The EOPS program helps increase college access for students and support services for disadvantages students. The CARE program helps welfare dependent students that are single heads of household and enrolled in full time community colleges system. The study found that EOPS and CARE students persist form term to term at a higher rate than non-EOPS full-time students. The average units attempted and earned by EOPS and CARE students are greater than for non-EOPS full-time students. It should be noted that although EOPS students are more likely to earn a degree or certificate than other full time students, they are less likely to graduate. In addition, CARE students earn associate degrees and certificates at an even higher rate than other EOPS students, but their transfer rate is much lower at 18.2%. The report concludes that by helping over 106,000 low income and disadvantaged individuals, the EOPS and CARE program have allowed these students to perform at the same level or better than other community college students academically. (Contains 13 tables.) (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.