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ERIC Number: ED499057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
An Interim Report on the Educational Opportunity Centers Program: 2002-03 and 2003-04, with Select Data from 2000-02
Hale, Margaret Marcus; Chan, Tsze
US Department of Education
Created in 1972, the Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) Program, one of eight TRIO Programs, funds EOC projects at two- and four-year colleges and universities and public or private agencies or organizations to assist adults from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter or continue a postsecondary education program. Participants in EOC projects generally must be 19 years old or older. In each funded project, at least two-thirds of the participants must be both low-income and potentially first-generation college students. An important objective of the EOC Program is to counsel participants on applying for admission to postsecondary institutions and for financial aid. Examples of other services offered by EOC grantees include academic advising, college orientation activities, tutoring, and career workshops. This report provides essential data on the first two years (2002-04) of the 2002-06 cycle, compares select data from the preceding and current funding cycles, and makes available information on program outcome measures through 2004. This report is organized into two sections. Section I describes select characteristics of the program's projects and participants for reporting years 2002-03 and 2003-04. Data from earlier years are also presented for characteristics that either are of key interest to the EOC Program or have shown changes over time. Section II presents four years of program outcomes, starting with reporting year 2000-01, to demonstrate program achievement across two funding cycles. In each section, major findings are presented as highlights, followed by tables and figures. (Contains 3 footnotes, 14 tables, and 10 figures. Supporting tables are appended.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research (CRESS), Kensington, MD.; Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965