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ERIC Number: ED513529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep-29
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Opportunity Programs: Defining and Improving an Educational Policy Innovation. WISCAPE Policy Brief
Vaade, Elizabeth Stransky
Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (NJ1)
This brief provides an introductory overview of postsecondary opportunity programs (POPs) nationwide based on more than 50 qualifying programs--selected from an exploration of over 120--led by municipalities, counties, states, or institutions, that aim to enroll and graduate students at two- and four-year institutions. The brief gives the reader a sense of the programs' goals, eligibility guidelines, benefits to recipients, and funding sources. This analysis does not offer suggestions on the successes or shortcomings of any particular program. Further research will explore POPs in greater detail. The brief concludes with four policy recommendations to consider as these programs continue to develop. A list of Postsecondary Opportunity Programs is appended. (Contains 1 table and 7 notes.)
Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 326 Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1386. Tel: 608-265-6342; Fax: 608-262-4881; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education