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HEA: Byrd Honors Scholarships - 2004

CFDA Numbers: 84.185 - Byrd Honors Scholarships
84.185A - .


Program Goal: To promote student excellence and to recognize exceptionally able students who show promise of continued excellence
Objective 8.1 of 1: BYRD SCHOLARS WILL SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT HIGH RATES.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Completion of postsecondary education programs: 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
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
98
90
2003
 
26
2004
 
26


Progress: As part of the 2006 Budget exercise, we have developed a new graduation rate for Byrd and also developed a revised Annual Performance Report. The new measure, while continuing to assess graduation within four-years, no longer requires the student to receive four consecutive years of grant funds. We have also added a persistence rate. For 2003, these rates were: Graduation rate: 98% Persistence rate: 92%

Explanation: Progress: The data suggests that Byrd recipients are graduating within four years at a rate that far exceeds the rate at which all college students complete their education within six years (about 53%).  
Additional Source Information: Annual Performance Report

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: September 2005
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
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.

 

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