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 3: Increase enrollment at historically Black graduate institutions (HBGIs). |
Indicator 1.1 of 1: Graduate student enrollment: The number of full-time graduate students enrolled at HBGIs 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: Actual data and targets were calculated using IPEDS fall enrollment data for all graduate students. Data for only full-time graduate and first professional students result in the following lower values: FY 2002, 8,671; FY 2003, 9,860; FY 2004, 10,164; FY 2005, 10,470. Fall enrollment data are monitored annually to measure progress toward meeting the long-term target in 2009. The target was derived by applying an estimated annual rate of increase, based on program experience, to the period between FY 2003 and FY 2009. Annual increases are estimated to be 1.0% through 2009 and 0.5% beginning in 2010. |
Objective 2 of 3: Increase the number of graduate degrees awarded at HBGIs. |
Indicator 2.1 of 1: Graduate awards: The number of Ph.D.s, first professional, and Master's degrees awarded at HBGIs. |
Survey/Assessment: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Web Site: http://nces.ed.gov/ipedspas Frequency: Annually. Next Data Available: March 2006 Data Validated By: NCES. Data supplied by institutions, which certify the accuracy of the data. Explanation: The FY 2003 data established the baseline. Program experience indicates that an annual increase of 1.0% is an ambitious goal. Targets are derived by applying an estimated annual increase rate of 1.0% through 2009 and an increase rate of 0.5% beginning in 2010. |
Objective 3 of 3: Improve the efficiency of institutional service delivery to HBGI students. |
Indicator 3.1 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: March 2006 Data Validated By: NCES. Data supplied by institutions, which certify the accuracy of the data. Explanation: The measure is calculated as the appropriation for the Strengthening HBGIs program divided by the number of graduate degrees awarded. The 2004 actual value reflects an appropriation of $53.1 million divided by 4,219 degrees. |