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. |
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. |
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. |
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. |
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. |