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HEA: AID Strengthening Institutions - FY 2006


CFDA Number: 84.031A - Strengthening Institutions Program--Development Grants, Planning Grants

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 of Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) institutions.
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Student enrollment: Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate enrollment at SIP Institutions will increase.
 
Measure 1.1.1 of 1: The number of full-time degree-seeking undergraduates enrolling at SIP institutions.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2002
176,304
 
2003
200,345
 
2009
 
253,500

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: January 2006

Data Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Data supplied by institutions, which certify the accuracy of the data.
 
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 (about 25%) -- which results in a long-term target of 253,500. Data for 2004-05 will be available in November 2006.
 
Objective 2 of 4: Increase the persistence rate for students enrolled at SIP Institutions.
Indicator 2.1 of 1: Persistence rate: First year persistence rate of students attending SIP Institutions 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 SIP institution.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
67
 
2006
 
68
2007
 
68
2008
 
68
2009
 
68
2010
 
68
2011
 
68

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: January 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 SIP program is calculated as a median. Target is derived by applying the difference between regression-based predicted values from Title IV institutions and actual values for school year 2002-03 -- which was 1.67%. Therefore, the SIP program actual persistence rate of 67% in FY 2003 was multiplied by 1.0167 to generate the long-term target (for 2009) of 68%. Annual increases are estimated to be 0.3% each year through 2009 and 0.2% beginning in 2010. Data for 2004-05 will be available in November 2006.
 
Objective 3 of 4: Increase the graduation rate for students enrolled at SIP Institutions.
Indicator 3.1 of 1: Graduation rate: The graduation rate of students enrolled at SIP Institutions will increase.
 
Measure 3.1.1 of 2: The percentage of students enrolled at four-year SIPs graduating within six years of enrollment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
45
 
2006
 
47
2007
 
47
2008
 
48
2009
 
48
2010
 
48
2011
 
48

Measure 3.1.2 of 2: The percentage of students enrolled at two-year SIPs who graduate within three years of enrollment.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
25
 
2006
 
25
2007
 
26
2008
 
26
2009
 
26
2010
 
26
2011
 
26

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: January 2006

Data Validated By: NCES.
Data supplied by institutions, which certify the accuracy of the data.
 
Explanation: Target for four-year graduation rate is derived by applying the difference between regression-based predicted values from Title IV institutions and actual values for school year 2002-03 -- which was 6.33%. Therefore, the SIP program actual four-year graduation rate of 45% in FY 2003 was multiplied by 1.0633 to generate the long-term target (for 2009) of 48%. Annual increases are estimated to be 1% through 2009 and 0.5% beginning in 2010. For the two-year graduation rate projections, program experience was used to estimate targets. An increase of 0.5% was used to generate annual targets each year through 2009 and an increase of 0.3% was used beginning in 2010. Data for 2004-05 will be available in November 2006.
 
Objective 4 of 4: Improve the efficiency of service delivery to SIP students.
Indicator 4.1 of 1: Efficiency measure: Cost per successful program outcome.
 
Measure 4.1.1 of 1: Federal cost for undergraduate and graduate degrees at SIP institutions.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
2003
3,975
 

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

Frequency: Annually.

Next Data Available: November 2005

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 Institutions Program divided by the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded.This is a new efficiency measure. Data for 2004-05 are estimated to be available in November 2006. The 2003 actual value reflects an appropriation of $81.467 million divided by 20,495 graduates.
 


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