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ERIC Number: ED569162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Bringing CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) to Ohio: Early Findings from a Demonstration in Three Community Colleges. Policy Brief
Sommo, Colleen; Ratledge, Alyssa
Nationally, community college graduation rates remain stubbornly low, despite strides made in access--and they are particularly so for low-income students, nontraditional students, and students who need to take developmental (remedial) courses. In 2014, three schools in Ohio--Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, and Lorain County Community College--set out to address their low-income students' needs thoughtfully and comprehensively, turning to a proven-effective program: CUNY ASAP, developed by the City University of New York. ASAP requires students to enroll full time and provides comprehensive financial, academic, and support services. This brief describes the ASAP demonstration in Ohio and the programs implemented by the three schools. Early findings from the random assignment evaluation show that the Ohio programs substantially increased full-time enrollment and credit accumulation during the first semester, as well as persistence and full-time enrollment in the second semester. The study will eventually report whether there are significant effects on degree attainment.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Ford Foundation; Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF); Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation; KnowledgeWorks Foundation; Kresge Foundation; Lumina Foundation
Authoring Institution: MDRC
Identifiers - Location: New York; Ohio