Accelerating Opportunity: A Portrait of Students and Their Program Experiences from the 2014 Student Survey

Research Report

Accelerating Opportunity: A Portrait of Students and Their Program Experiences from the 2014 Student Survey

Abstract

This report presents findings from a survey of students enrolled in Accelerating Opportunity (AO) career pathways in spring 2014. AO provides grants to help community colleges create career pathway programs to enroll students with low basic skills into for-credit career and technical education courses to improve educational and employment outcomes. Survey respondents tended to be non-traditional students; nearly two-thirds were 25 or older and more than half had dependent children. Student reported higher levels of education than initially targeted by the program, with nearly 90 percent reporting at least a secondary school credential. Generally, students expressed high satisfaction with AO.

Research Area: 

Cross-Center Initiative

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