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HEA: AID Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.031B - Strengthening HBCUs and Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions

Program Goal: To improve the capacity of minority-serving institutions, which traditionally have limited resources and serve large numbers of low-income and minority students, to improve student success and to provide high-quality educational opportunities for their students.

Objective 1 of 4: Increase enrollments at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Student enrollment: Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate enrollment at HBCUs will increase.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The number of full-time degree-seeking undergraduates enrolling at HBCUs.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
188,259
 
2003
206,332
 
2004
221,254
 
2005
223,933
 
2009
 
231,443

Survey/Assessment: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2006

Data Validated By: NCES.
Data supplied by institutions, which certify the accuracy of the data.

Limitations: Data are self-reported
 
Explanation: Fall enrollment data will be monitored annually to measure progress in meeting the long-term target, which is projected to be met in 2009. Target is derived by applying the difference between regression-based predicted values from Title IV institutions and actual grantee values for school year 2002-03 -- which was 12.1%. Therefore, the HBCU program actual enrollment of 206,332 in FY 2003 was multiplied by 1.121 to generate the long-term target of 231,443.
 
Objective 2 of 4: Increase the persistence rate for students enrolled at HBCUs.
Indicator 2.1 of 1: Persistence rate: First-year persistence rate of students attending HBCUs will increase.
 
Measure 2.1.1 of 1: The percentage of full-time undergraduate students who were in their first year of postsecondary enrollment in the previous year and are enrolled in the current year at the same HBCU institution.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2004
64
 
2005
65
 
2006
 
65
2007
 
66
2008
 
66
2009
 
66
2010
 
67
2011
 
67

Survey/Assessment: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
Web Site: http://nces.ed.gov/ipedspas

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2006

Data Validated By: NCES.
Data supplied by institutions, which certify the accuracy of the data.
 
Explanation: Institutions report a persistence rate, not the numerator and denominator. As a result, the persistence rate for the HBCU program is calculated as a median. Target is derived by applying the difference between regression-based predicted values from Title IV institutions and actual grantee values for school year 2002-03 -- which was 3.6%. Therefore, the HBCU program actual persistence rate of 64% in FY 2003 was multiplied by 1.0363 to generate the long-term target (for 2009) of 66%. Annual increases are estimated to be 0.6% each year through 2009 and 0.3% beginning in 2010. Data for 2004-05 will be available in November 2006. Data values for 2004 had previously been erroneously assigned to 2003.
 
Objective 3 of 4: Increase the graduation rate for students enrolled at HBCUs.
Indicator 3.1 of 1: Graduation rate: The graduation rate of students enrolled at HBCUs will increase.
 
Measure 3.1.1 of 1: The percentage of students enrolled at four-year HBCUs graduating within six years of enrollment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
36
 
2003
39
 
2004
39
 
2006
 
37
2007
 
37
2008
 
37
2009
 
37
2010
 
37
2011
 
37

Survey/Assessment: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2006
Data supplied by institutions, which certify the accuracy of the data.
 
Explanation: The target for four-year graduation rate is derived by applying the difference between regression-based predicted values from Title IV institutions and actual grantee values for school year 2002-03 -- which was 1.4%. Therefore, the HBCU program actual four-year graduation rate of 36% in FY 2003 was multiplied by 1.0141 to generate the long-term target (for 2009) of 37%. Annual increases are estimated to be 0.25% through 2009 and 0.1% beginning in 2010.
 
Objective 4 of 4: Improve the efficiency of institutional services delivery to HBCU students.
Indicator 4.1 of 1: Efficiency measure: Cost per successful program outcome.
 
Measure 4.1.1 of 1: Federal cost of HBCU undergraduate and graduate degree.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
8,631
 
2004
8,982
 

Survey/Assessment: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
Web Site: http://nces.ed.gov/ipedspas

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: December 2006

Data Validated By: NCES.
Data supplied by institutions, which certify the accuracy of the data.
 
Explanation: This measure is calculated as the appropriation for the Strengthening HBCUs program divided by the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded. This is a new efficiency measure. The 2003 actual value reflects an appropriation of $214.01million divided by 24,796 graduates. The 2004 actual value of $8,982 reflects an appropriation of $222.8 million divided by 24,804 graduates. The numbers of graduates for 2003 and 2004 were computed from a sample of HBCU institutions.
 


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