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

20 USC: Howard University - 2004

Program Goal: 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
537 544 1,081 .20
    1,080 1.40
2004
       
    1,082 .20


 
Additional Source Information: Howard University

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2004
Data Available: March 2005
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
32.70 14.90
13  
2004
   
13  


Explanation: Performance Targets are shown for Howard University rate only; not for national rates.  
Additional Source Information: The Consortium for Student Retention and Data Exchange. Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
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
45 54.80
52
2004
   
55


Explanation: (1) The 45% graduation rate for the consortium in 2003 is a 5-year rate. No 6 year rate was available. (2) For comparative purposes, Howard University's 5-year rate (50.2%) is shown. However, the 6-year graduation rate was 54.8%.  
Additional Source Information: Howard University and the Consortium for Student Retention and Data Exchange

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
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
222 169 160
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 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
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
313
275


Explanation: Targets for 2004 were not established for this measure.  
Additional Source Information: Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
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 6.20
51,700,000  
2002
63,000,000 17.90
53,800,000  
2003
65,608,032 4.10
65,000,000  


Explanation: Targets for 2004 were not established for this measure.

In 2002 and 2003 Howard University was very successful in receiving grants.  

Additional Source Information: Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
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
 
2003
326.50
 


Explanation: No target for 2004 was established for this measure.  
Additional Source Information: Howard University & the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
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
42.40
18
2003
42.40
20
2004
 
35


 
Additional Source Information: Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
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
20.50
2004
 
23


 
Additional Source Information: Howard University.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
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 214,206,000 226,394,000
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
258,656,000
234,286,000
2004
 
233,695,000


 
Additional Source Information: Howard University

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.

 

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