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

Shayne Spaulding and Ananda Martin-Caughey, Urban Institute

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This report presents findings from a survey of students enrolled in Accelerating Opportunity career pathways in spring 2014. Accelerating Opportunity 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 nontraditional 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 Accelerating Opportunity.

See the years one and two implementation reports for Accelerating Opportunity: