Historically, New Jersey has led the nation in providing a richly diverse student population with many pathways to gain access to life-changing, high-quality higher education. For nearly 50 years, the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program has helped thousands of students from the lowest income levels in the State achieve their dreams.
Annually, the program supports nearly 13,000 students at 41 institutions. A survey conducted by the Education Trust/Education Delivery Institute in Washington, D.C. found that New Jersey’s EOF program ranked first out of fifteen states when examining the six-year college graduation rate of low income students.
As a testimony to the program’s success, in 2016, the program honored 1,000 graduating seniors for their academic achievement efforts. This event honored students who achieved a minimum of a 3.2 GPA (or higher) and those students who truly defined the mission and purpose of the EOF program.