Promoting Access to College in an Era of Fiscal Constraints: The University of California’s Early Academic Outreach Program

The University of California (UC) established the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) in 1976 to improve access to UC for students from underserved schools, targeting low-income, first-generation college, and minority students who have traditionally been underrepresented in postsecondary education. This report assesses the current status and success of the EAOP since the last independent evaluation of the program nearly a decade ago and sheds light on the effects of 10 years of budget reductions.

Project: Study of University of California Early Academic Outreach Program



Caspary, K., Bland, J., Aladjem, D., Miller, F., & Biscocho, F. (2013). Promoting access to college in an era of fiscal constraints: The University of California’s Early Academic Outreach Program. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.