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

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Byrd Honors Scholarships Program

Goal 8: To promote student excellence and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence.
Objective 1 of 1: BYRD SCHOLARS WILL SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT HIGH RATES.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Completion of postsecondary education programs: Ninety percent or more of Byrd scholars will successfully complete postsecondary education programs within 4 years.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of Byrd scholars graduating within 4 years or receiving a scholarship for 4 years
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
85
 
1998
90
 
1999
94
90
2000
88
90
2001
86
90
2002
90
Status: Target not met.

Explanation: Reporting states indicated in 2001 that 86 percent of students receiving a Byrd scholarship in 1996-1997 either graduated or received four years of funding, indicating that they were on track to graduate.  
Additional Source Information: Annual Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: December 2002.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.
Data supplied by states, which certify the accuracy of the data.

Limitations: Data are based on grantee reports of varying quality and accuracy on the number of Byrd Scholars graduating and/or receiving four years of Byrd funding. Byrd Scholars may not have received four years of Byrd funding for a variety of reasons other than failure to complete an academic program, including early graduation or no unmet financial need.

 

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