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. |
Survey/Assessment: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Web Site: http://nces.ed.gov/ipedspas/ Frequency: Annually. Next Data Available: December 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. |
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. |
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 SIP program is calculated as a median. The 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 66% in FY 2004 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 value for 2004 had previously been erroneously assigned to 2003). |
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. |
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: 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. |
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. |
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 Institutions program divided by the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded. The $3,975 cost/successful outcome for 2002-2003 reflects an appropriation of $81.467 million divided by 20,495 graduates. The $3,678 cost/successful outcome for 2003-04 reflects an appropriation of $80.986 million divided by 22,021 graduates. |