State University of New York

Staff Study on the Educational Opportunity Center Program (Follow-Up Review)

SUNY administers nine Educational Opportunity Centers, which provide vocational, academic and remedial training to educationally and economically disadvantaged students. In our prior report 93-D-16, we compared the performance of the nine Centers to one another and identified widely varying levels of efficiency and effectiveness. We also noted that program success was significantly overstated at the two Centers we visited and about $1 million was spent in making renovations at one Center with very little to show for the efforts. We recommended that much of these funds be recovered and standards be established for monitoring the performance of the Centers. In our follow-up review, we found that good progress has been made in implementing these recommendations.

For a complete copy of Report 96-F-11 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.