Each year, OCAN member programs participate in an annual data request. Here are the latest findings.
65 out of Ohio’s 88 counties
171 elementary schools
94 middle schools
274 high schools
73 postsecondary institutions
Through the work of OCAN programs in 2009-2010, approximately 100,000 students received direct services in one in four public school districts in Ohio.
An important part of OCAN’s mission is partnership building with like-minded national, state, and local entities. We believe and have prior evidence to confirm that these strategic partnerships are critical for comprehensive and sustainable college and career success programs. Becoming a part of a larger local strategy leverages the impact of OCAN members’ resources.
The work of OCAN members “looks different” now than it did five years ago. Members’ work is increasingly targeted toward what the research is telling us about career pathways, academic preparedness, parental engagement, and support once a student enrolls in college. An increasing percentage of OCAN members are providing outcome-based programming focused on what we are learning about educational and career pathways.
Outcome-based programming includes:
Courses and workshops to boost academic skills, and college success skills of students.
Promoting Dual enrollment options, and providing supports (appropriate academic preparation) to ensure that students can take advantage of such courses
Advisors on campuses to work with students, specifically addressing key ‘stop-out’ points supported by the most recent research exploring America’s college completion issues.
Research continues to tell us that the increasing costs of a college education and the complexities of financial aid are critical barriers for students and families. During the 2009-2010 school year, OCAN programs awarded:
3,003 Last Dollar (gap) Awards to traditional students—worth a total of $3,694,112;
562 Administered Scholarships/Other Awards—worth a total of $1,210,553; and
278 Last Dollar (gap) Awards to adult learners—worth a total of $420,875.