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

A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Howard University - 2004

Goal 8: To assist Howard University with financial resources needed to carry out its educational mission.
Objective 8.1 of 3: MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND ACHIEVEMENT BY (1) RECRUITING BETTER STUDENTS, (2) IMPROVING STUDENT RETENTION, (3) IMPROVING GRADUATION RATES, AND (4) PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 4: Better students: The average SAT scores of incoming freshmen will increase by 1 percent per year.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Average SAT score
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Math Verbal Total % Change Math Verbal Total % Change
1997 494 513 1,007          
1998 506 519 1,025 1.80        
1999 517 533 1,050 2.40     1,035  
2000 525 537 1,062 1.10     1,055 2
2001 516 530 1,046 -1.50     1,060 .50
2002 534 545 1,079 3.20     1,065 .50
2003             1,080 1.40
2004             1,082 .20


 
Additional Source Information: Howard University

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 4: Student retention: Decrease attrition for undergraduate FTIC (first time in college) students by 2 percent until national average is bettered.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Attrition rates
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  % National Rate % HU Rate %
1997 26.70 19.60    
1998 26.40 17.60    
1999 25 16    
2000 20 15.10 15  
2001 20.20 12.90 14  
2002 21 14.90 13  
2003     13  
2004     13  


 
Additional Source Information: The Consortium for Student Retention and Data Exchange. Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.1.3 of 4: Graduation rates: The undergraduate and graduate graduation rates will increase by 2 percent per year until the national average is reached or exceeded.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
6-year graduation rate
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Consortium Rate HU Rate  
1997   49  
1998   40.90  
1999 54.20 46.10 43
2000 54.10 48.70 48
2001 54.90 51.30 50
2002 54 48.80 52
2003     52
2004     55


 
Additional Source Information: Howard University

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

Limitations: The reported 6-year national rate comes from the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange at the University of Oklahoma. Howard University is a member of the institution.

 
Indicator 8.1.4 of 4: Excellence in teaching and scholarship: The number of faculty in activities of the Fund for Academic Excellence will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of proposals
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Submitted Funded Number of Participants Funded Number of Participants
1998 258 153 189      
1999 218 152 200      
2000 149 128 173 125 210  
2001 154 130 160 140 200  
2002 258 163 292 150 225  
2003       160 240  
2004       160 240  


Explanation: The principal goals for the Fund for Academic Excellence include: 1) serving as a catalyst for increasing extramural research; 2) improving the quality of teaching and learning; and 3) encouraging new and junior faculty to participate in seeking institutional focused research.  
Additional Source Information: Howard University

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

Objective 8.2 of 3: TO PROMOTE EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Grants received: The number of grant proposals that are funded will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of grant proposals
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 232  
1998 279  
1999 299  
2000 252 301
2001 261 260
2002 250 270
2003   275


Explanation: Targets for 2004 remain to be determined.  
Additional Source Information: Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Grant funding: The total funds received through research grants will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Funds received through research grants
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Value of Grants Received % Change Value of Grants Received % Change
1997 45,268,427      
1998 44,057,827 2.70    
1999 47,533,841 7.90    
2000 50,294,706 5.80 48,009,180 20
2001 53,416,128   51,700,000  
2002 63,000,000   53,800,000  
2003     65,000,000  


Explanation: Targets for 2004 remain to be determined.  
Additional Source Information: Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

Objective 8.3 of 3: INCREASE HOWARD UNIVERSITY'S FINANCIAL STRENGTH AND INDEPENDENCE FROM FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 4: Endowment: The value of the endowment each year will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Market value of endowment (in millions)
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 211.20  
1998 252.90  
1999 297  
2000 329.30 320
2001 340.90 346
2002 323.70  


Explanation: This indicator is not a measure for 2003 or 2004.  
Additional Source Information: Howard University & the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Audited Financial Statements.

 
Indicator 8.3.2 of 4: Outside support: The funds raised from all private sources will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Alumni contribution (in millions)
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 11.80  
1998 8.40  
1999 9.20  
2000 13.90 11
2001 18.40 14.50
2002 18.30 18
2003   20
2004   35


 
Additional Source Information: Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Audited Financial Statements.

 
Indicator 8.3.3 of 4: Outside support?alumni: The participation rate of alumni who contribute to the school will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Participation rate
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1998 11.40  
1999 9.40  
2000 12.20 25
2001 15 30
2002 18 32
2003   20.50
2004   23


 
Additional Source Information: Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 
Indicator 8.3.4 of 4: Cost savings at the Howard University Hospital: The difference between the hospital's net revenue (excluding federal appropriations) and total expenses will decrease.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Net Revenue
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 170,084,807  
1998 183,789,977  
1999 204,360,845  
2000 213,879,600 184,510,111
2001 216,598,823 193,735,617
2002 225,252,566 203,422,397
2003   226,394,000
2004   234,522,000

Total Expense
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997 209,761,348  
1998 211,689,178  
1999 234,841,266  
2000 246,819,944 225,813,215
2001 242,028,727 237,103,876
2002 252,072,279 248,959,070
2003   234,286,000
2004   233,695,000


 
Additional Source Information: Howard University

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003
Data Available: 2003
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

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