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HEA: Byrd Honors Scholarships - 2005

CFDA Number: 84.185 - Byrd Honors Scholarships


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
2005
 
95


Progress: The data suggest that Byrd recipients are graduating within four years at a rate far exceeding the rate at which all college students complete their education, i.e, within six years (about 53%).

 
Additional Source Information: Annual Performance Report

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002 - 2003
Data Available: March 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. For example, six states reported more graduates than seniors. In addition, three states reported more graduates than four-year grant recipients. Although these seemingly reporting anomalies are potentially explainable, they do raise questions about the accuracy of the data.

 

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