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Author(s):Scrivener, S., and Pih, M
Title:Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Source:http://www.mdrc.org/publications/449/full.pdf
Date:2007
Organization:MDRC
Short Description:MDRC and a consortium of funders launched the Opening Doors demonstration in 2003 to study the effects of community college programs designed to help students persist in school and earn a credential. This report presents early results from the Opening Doors program at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio, which operated from 2004 through 2006.
Annotation:MDRC and a consortium of funders launched the Opening Doors demonstration in 2003 to study the effects of community college programs designed to help students persist in school and earn a credential. This report presents early results from the Opening Doors program at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio, which operated from 2004 through 2006. The program served students whose family income was below 250 percent of the federal poverty level and who were either incoming freshmen or returning students who had completed fewer than 13 credits and had a history of academic difficulties. The two-semester program provided enhanced student services and a $150 scholarship each semester (for a total of $300), which was paid after required advising sessions.
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
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Low-Income Students
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