Access Study Releases Analysis of Spring 2008 Student Surveys

Access Study Report 3The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University has completed the third product of a two-year research effort addressing postsecondary education access and completion for students from Appalachian Ohio. This research effort, which will update the 1992 Appalachian Access and Success Study that served as the catalyst for creation of the OACHE, is being conducted in partnership with the OACHE, Ohio University’s Center for Higher Education, the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Department of Education’s Ohio College Tech Prep Program, and the Ohio College Access Network.

The recently completed Report 3: Analysis of Spring 2008 Surveys & Selected Secondary Data Sources , is the third of five reports that will be completed as part of the study Access and Success—Appalachian Ohio: College Access, Retention, Postsecondary Pathways, and Completion. This project is motivated by the need to compile more comprehensive and current data that organizations can use to develop effective programming that will help students from Appalachian Ohio access and complete a postsecondary program. The data necessary to support program decisions include the aspirations, preparation, and decisions of high school students related to higher education, as well as the barriers they face related to college access and success.

Much of the current college access information for Appalachian Ohio was initially researched through the 1992 Appalachian Access and Success study. The current two-year project (2007‐2009) replicates portions of that study, updates the original data, and collects additional, primary information on degree completion and entry into the workforce.

The new Report 3 presents findings from surveys conducted in the spring of 2008 with high-school seniors, their parents, high-school counselors, and college students. Where possible, the 2008 data are compared to that of the 1992 Access and Success report. Also, similar to the previous two reports, this report continues the analysis of the wealth of data collected by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Report 3, as well as the two previous reports in the series, are available in PDF format on the Downloads page of this site.

Download Report 3
   Two-page summary on Careers, Preparedness, College Location
   Two-page summary on Barriers


Last edited on 02.11.2009 at 3:16 p.m. by lrisler