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National Technical Institute for the Deaf - 2004

CFDA Numbers: 84.908A - National Technical Institute for the Deaf Operations
84.908B - National Technical Institute for the Deaf Endowment Program
84.908C - National Technical Institute for the Deaf Construction Program


Goal 8: To provide deaf and hearing students in undergraduate programs and professional studies with state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs, undertake a program of applied research; share NTID expertise and expand outside sources of revenue
Objective 8.1 of 3: Provide deaf and hearing students in undergraduate and professional studies with outstanding state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs, complemented by a strong arts and sciences curriculum and supplemented with appropriate student support services.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Enrollment: Maintain a minimum student body of undergraduates, graduates, and educational interpreters as established by NTID.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of students
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Undergraduate Educational Interpreter Grad/Masters in Special Ed. Undergraduate Educational Interpreter Grad/Masters in Special Ed.
1995 1,035 59 10      
1996 1,038 59 27      
1997 1,069 72 32      
1998 1,085 84 36      
1999 1,135 93 50 1,080 100 50
2000 1,084 77 59 1,080 100 50
2001 1,089 75 55 1,080 100 50
2002 1,125 53 60 1,080 100 75
2003 1,093 65 73 1,080 100 75
2004 1,064 92 114 1,080 100 75
2005       1,080 100 90


Progress: NTID did not achieve its enrollment targets in the Undergraduate program or in the Educational Interpreter program. However, it well exceeded its target in the Graduate/Masters in Special Education program.

Explanation: NTID's goal is to maintain a student body of 1,080 undergraduates, 100 Education Interpreters, and 75 Graduate/Master's in Special Education in fiscal year 2004. This goal focuses on the total enrollment as year-to-year shifts in specific programs may result in the individual targets either being exceeded or not met. There are also human and physical resource limitations to the number of students NTID can serve. The Undergraduate Program and Educational Interpreter program enrollments are below target primarily due to more rigorous entrance requirements. More aggressive recruitment efforts have paid off in the Educational Interpreter Program and NTID expects the same results next year with Undergraduate programs.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Registrar Office records, FY 2004 as of October 2003.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: October 2003
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification applied.

 

Objective 8.2 of 3: Maximize the number of students successfully completing a program of study
Indicator 8.2.1 of 2: Graduation rate: Graduation rate: By 2008, the overall student graduation rate will be 60 percent.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Student graduation rates - %
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
1997 50 50 51      
1998 51 50 57      
1999 53 50 61      
2000 53 50 63 53 51 61
2001 54 50 64 53 51 61
2002 57 54 66 53 52 61
2003 56 52 68 53 52 61
2004       57 52 69
2005       57 52 69
2006       58 53 70
2007       59 53 71
2008       60 54 72


Progress: In fiscal year 2003, the graduation rates for all three categories equaled or exceeded their targets.

Explanation: In fiscal year 2003, the graduation rate for students in the sub-baccalaureate programs decreased to 52 percent while the rate for students in the baccalaureate programs increased to 68 percent resulting in an overall graduation rate of 56 percent for all deaf students. The Institute's goal is to maintain or increase the rate for students in sub-baccalaureate programs at or above 52 percent in FY 2004 and increase the rate for students in baccalaureate programs.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Registrar Office Records.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 
Indicator 8.2.2 of 2: Student retention rate: The first-year student overall retention rate for students in sub-baccalaureate and baccalaureate programs will meet or exceed established targets.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Student retention rates-%
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
  Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate Overall Sub-Baccalaureate Baccalaureate
1997 76 85 84      
1998 74 73 81      
1999 74 69 84      
2000 74 69 85 74 73 84
2001 74 68 86 74 74 84
2002 77 72 87 74 74 84
2003 76 70 86 74 74 84
2004       74 74 84
2005       75 74 86


Progress: In fiscal year 2003, the overall performance of 76 percent exceeded its target by 2 percentage points.

Explanation: The sub-baccalaureate rate of 70 percent was 4 percentage points below the goal, but 2 percentage points above the average of the last three years. This pattern of improvement makes NTID confident that current and new retention strategies will help achieve the target of 74 percent in 2004. Baccalaureate retention rate decreased to 86 percent, but once again surpassed the target of 84 percent, and is only slightly below the rate for hearing freshmen entering the Rochester Institute of Technology (88 percent).  
Additional Source Information: NTID Registrar office records

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: October 2004
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Data supplied by NTID. No formal verification proceedure applied.

 

Objective 8.3 of 3: Prepare graduates to find satisfying jobs in fields commensurate with the level of their academic training.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 1: Placement rate: Maintain a high percentage of graduates placed in the workforce.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Placement rate-%
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1995 94  
1996 96  
1997 97  
1998 95  
1999 94 95
2000 90 95
2001 92 95
2002 89 95
2003   95
2004   95
2005   95


Progress: Data for 2003 is incomplete at this time, but NTID is confident of achieving or coming very close to the goal of 95 percent.

Explanation: Placement rate data is reported the year after graduation. Therefore, performance data reported now is data for 2002. The actual rate for 2002 was below the target for 2002. The Institute believes that a 95 percent placement rate represents an appropriate ongoing target but economic conditions have deteriorated to a point where it is affecting students' ability to find permanent placement. Despite the economy, NTID's placement rate remained close to the 90 percent range. The placement rates are calculated as the percentage of graduates who are employed among those who want to be employed. Those individuals, who continue their education or who are not seeking employment, for whatever reasons, in the respective years, are not included. The Bureau of Labor Statistics uses this same methodology.  
Additional Source Information: National Technical Institute for the Deaf Placement Records for FY 2002

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: October 2004
Data supplied by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. No formal verification procedure applied.

 

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