New Access Study Releases Secondary-Data Analysis

Access and Success Study--Report 1

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University has completed the first product of a two-year research effort addressing postsecondary education access and completion for students from the 29 Appalachian Ohio counties. 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 1: Analysis of Selected State and National Data, is the first of five reports that will be completed as part of the study Access and Success—Appalachian Ohio: College Access, Retention, Postsecondary Pathways, and Completion. Report 1 uses existing state and national data sources to look at the characteristics, college readiness behaviors, rates of college enrollment, and college choices of recent high-school graduates. Subsequent reports in the study will analyze additional primary and secondary data sources to assess the current status of college access in Appalachian Ohio as well as postsecondary pathways and completion for Appalachian Ohio students.

Download Report 1: Analysis of Selected State and National Data (PDF)

Last edited on 01.18.2008 at 1:01 p.m. by Laura Risler