U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Title V (Aid for Institutional Development, Titles III and V)

Goal 8: To assist Hispanic-serving institutions that have limited resources and that traditionally serve large numbers of low-income and Hispanic students to continue to serve these students, and to improve the capacity of these institutions to provide on-going, up-to-date quality education in all areas of higher education.
Objective 1 of 2: IMPROVE THE ACADEMIC QUALITY OF PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Specialized accreditation: The percentage of Title V institutions having specialized accreditation, a measure of academic program quality, will be maintained or increased.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of Title V institutions having a specialized accreditation
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1999
75
 
2000
75
 
2001
75
 
Status: Unable to judge. Indicator will be modified based on the new Performance Measurement System in response to the Inspector General (IG) Draft Audit Report ED-OIG/A04-90013 Office of Higher Education Needs To Improve Oversight of Parts A and B of the Title III Program. The new Performance Measurement System is based on extensive consultation with grantees community. Continuing efforts include an IDUES monitoring plan, risk assessment model, staff development, and work process streamlining.

Explanation: Seventy-five percent of the institutions that received Title V grants in 1999 had specialized accreditations prior to the enactment of the Title V program in 1998. Since enactment of Title V, this percentage has stayed constant. Specialized accreditations are an indication that the quality of an academic program is sufficient to meet the standards imposed by an independent agency.  
Additional Source Information: 1999, 2000, and 2001 Higher Education Directories.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001.
Data Available: Unknown 2002.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.
Data are verified by the publisher by comparing against lists maintained by all accrediting agencies recognized by the Department of Education.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Graduation rates: Completion rates for all full-time, degree-seeking students in Title V 4-year and 2-year colleges will increase over time.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of full-time, degree-seeking students at Title V institutions completing a 4-year degree within 6 years and a 2-year degree, certificate, or transferring to a 4-year school within 3 years
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
4- Year 2- Year
4- Year 2- Year
1998
32.80 19.20
   
1999
36.90 17.70
   
2000
37.40 17.70
   
Status: Unable to judge. New Performance Measurement System (as noted in 1.1)

Explanation: Although prior to the time period that grantees actually received funds in 1999, the graduation rates at the 4-year and 2-year institutions for 1997-98 and 1998-99 are provided as well as 1999-00. These graduation rates understate actual graduation rates, as they only include completions at the Title V institutions students initially attended. Please note that the number of institutions reporting data for each year is very small.  
Additional Source Information: 1997, 1998, and 1999 graduation Rate surveys (GRS) conducted as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2000 - 2001.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Verified by ED attestation process.

Limitations: In 1999 data were voluntarily submitted by 68% of 4-year Title V institutions and 95% of 2-year Title V institutions. In addition, the data tends to be several years old.

 

Objective 2 of 2: IMPROVE THE FISCAL STABILITY OF PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Fiscal balance: The percentage of Title V institutions having a positive fiscal balance will increase over time.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of Title V institutions with a positive fiscal balance
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Public Institutions Private Institutions
Public Institutions Private Institutions
2000
53.60 87.50
   
Status: Unable to judge. The 1999-00 data establishes a baseline for the Title V program. New Performance Measurement System (as noted in 1.1).

Explanation: 39 Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) received funding under the Title V program in 1999. 30 of the funded HSIs are public institutions and 28 reported revenue and expenditure data to the IPEDS 2000 Finance survey. Of these 28 public institutions 54% reported having a positive fiscal balance in 1999-00. Eight of the nine Private institutions reported financial data, of these seven reported positive fiscal balances in 1999-2000.  
Additional Source Information: Finance survey conducted as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Validated By: NCES/Federal Statistical Agencies.

Limitations: Data tend to be several years old. Recently data on private institutions has become available through the IPEDS data collection.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Endowment: The percentage of Title V institutions having an endowment will increase over time.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The percentage of Title V institutions with a positive endowment
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Public Institutions
Public Institutions
2000
46.70
 
Status: Unable to judge. See 2.1.

Explanation: 39 Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) received funding under the Title V program in 1999. 30 of the funded HSIs are public institutions and 28 reported revenue and expenditure data to the IPEDS 2000 Finance survey (data on private institutions is not available. Of these 28 public institutions 47% reported having a positive fiscal balance in 1999-00.  
Additional Source Information: Finance survey conducted as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001 - 2002.
Data Available: January 2003.
Validated By: NCES/Federal Statistical Agencies.
Data validated by NCES review and NCES Statistical Standards.

Limitations: Data tend to be several years old. Data on endowment balances of private institutions is not available at this time.

 

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