The efficiency rankings are based on cost per GED graduate. Crowder's HEP project had a cost of $4,979 per GED graduate, nearly $1,000 less than the national average of $5,842. The rankings for the highest performing program are based on the percentage of GED graduates who go on to post secondary education, upgrade their employment, or enter the military. Crowder's HEP had an 87% success rate with 52 graduates continuing their education, 21 getting better jobs, and 1 enlisting in the armed forces.
The director of HEP, Graciela Meilij, commented, "It's very nice to be recognized in this way, but my staff and I try to remember that we've had a great deal of help to get here. Crowder College has always been dedicated to improving the community through education and their continuing support for HEP is just one facet of that commitment."
Crowder College GED & English as a Second Language classes set to open
Crowder College Adult Education & Literacy offers FREE day and evening GED classes in Newton, McDonald, Barry, and Lawrence counties. All classes opened the week of August 22, 2011. In addition to GED preparation and English language instruction, AEL classes can provide brush up instruction for individuals wishing to enter post secondary education or prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test.
A complete schedule of class locations and times can be found here. Anyone interested in enrolling or learning more information may contact the AEL Office at (417) 455-5521 for more information. All AEL classes are open to Missouri residents 17 years of age or older.