ERIC Number: ED499060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Reference Count: 18
A Profile of the Veterans Upward Bound Program: 2000-2001
Curtin, Thomas R.; Cahalan, Margaret W.
US Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Strategic Plan for 2002-2007 (U.S. Department of Education 2002) established an objective to "reduce the gaps in college access and completion among student populations differing by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and disability while increasing the educational attainment of all." Upward Bound, which made its first awards in 1965, has always sought to increase the academic performance and motivation of low-income individuals and potentially first-generation college students, so that these individuals may successfully pursue postsecondary education programs. By continuing its efforts to meet these goals, Upward Bound seeks to contribute to achieving this objective of the Department's Strategic Plan. This report provides a comprehensive profile of the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program using individual student-level information for VUB participants served in 1999-2000 and 2000-01. (Contains 19 footnotes, 26 tables, and 22 figures. Appended is: Upward Bound Performance Reporting: Methods and Data Quality for the First Year.) [For a profile of the classic Upward Bound Program, see ED499055. For a profile of the Upward Bound Math-Science Program, see ED499059.]
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, First Generation College Students, Science Programs, Educational Finance, Educational Attainment, Program Effectiveness, Profiles, Veterans, Academic Achievement, Program Descriptions, Low Income, Student Characteristics, Military Personnel, Race, Ethnicity, Eligibility, Higher Education
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site: http://www.edpubs.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.; Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.