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ERIC Number: ED531714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
A Longitudinal Analysis of Outcomes Associated with Ohio's Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program
Geise, Mary Jo; Knight, William E.
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (51st, Toronto, Ontario, May 21-25, 2011)
Dual enrollment programs, once created for the most advanced students, are now seen as a way to provide an accessible and affordable bridge to postsecondary education for a broader range of students. Research on the outcomes of such programs has been limited in scope and exists for only a few states. This quantitative study used Astin's I-E-O Model as the conceptual framework to analyze 10 years of postsecondary data from Ohio. Outcomes of traditional-aged students enrolled in the state university system who participated in Ohio's Postsecondary Options Program (PSEOP) were compared with students of similar academic ability who did not participate in this program. Key findings centered on attributes which were significantly related to PSEOP participation and outcomes to which PSEOP participation was a significant contributor. Gender, ethnicity, academic performance, and family characteristics were all related to the decision of whether or not to participate in PSEOP. Students that did participate in PSEOP showed this experience as a significant factor in choosing certain majors and had a statistically significantly shorter time-to-degree completion than those students who did not participate in PSEOP. Results from this study provide areas where participation in PSEOP could be improved to widen the access of higher education to a larger pool of students. (Contains 11 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Identifiers - Location: Ohio