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2000-04 Average graduate tuition & fees

The average of the in-state average tuition charges and required fees to full-time graduate students for the full academic years 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05, as reported in IPEDS variables: IC2000_AY, IC2001_AY, IC2002_AY, IC2003_AY, and IC2004_AY. These categories are determined by setting the high/low categories equivalent to the highest/lowest 25th percentile of all grants based on the average of the in-state average tuition charges and required fees to full-time graduate students for the academic years 2000-05.

Percent minority graduate students (science, engineering, and math programs)

The percentage of minority students (Black non-Hispanic, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Asian or Pacific Islander) in graduate engineering, biological/life sciences, and mathematics in the fall 2004 enrollment, controlling for students whose race and ethnicity is unknown, as reported in IPEDS variables: EF2004CP, 14.0000-Engineering, Graduate; EF2004CP, 26.0000-Biological Sciences/Life Sciences, Graduate; and EF2004CP, 27.0000-Mathematics, Graduate. These categories are determined by setting the high/low categories equivalent to the highest/lowest 25th percentile of all grants based on the percentage of minority students (Black non-Hispanic, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Asian or Pacific Islander) in graduate engineering, biological/life sciences, and mathematics in the fall 2004 enrollment.

Academic program

The academic program within the grantee's institution that awards fellows and manages the project. BIO is biology. CHEM is chemistry. CIS is computer and information sciences. ENGR is engineering. GEO is geological and related sciences. INTER is interdisciplinary studies. MATH is mathematics. MULTI is multidisciplinary. PHY is physics. These categories are based on the academic program within the grantee's institution that awards fellows and manages the project.

Actual GAANN fellows

The number of fellowships the grantee actually awarded, as reported in the grantee's final performance report. These categories are determined by setting the high/low categories equivalent to the highest/lowest 25th percentile of all grants based on the actual GAANN fellows.

Average actual GAANN fellows

The average number of fellows for the grants in a given category. The sum of actual GAANN fellows for all grants in a given category is divided by the number of grants in a given category.

Average federal fellowship

The unweighted average of the average federal fellowship $amount for all the grants in a given category. Total federal obligations is divided by the sum of the actual GAANN fellows for all grants in a given category.

Average federal fellowship amount

The average amount of federal funds awarded to each fellow during the first 3 years of the grant. Total federal obligation is divided by the number of actual GAANN fellows. These categories are determined by setting the high/low categories equivalent to the highest/lowest 25th percentile of all grants based on the total federal obligation divided by the actual GAANN fellows.

Average federal obligation

The average of total federal obligation for all the grants in a given category. The sum of total federal obligation for all the grants in a given category is divided by the number of grants in a given category.

Average number of successful outcomes

The average number of successful outcomes for all the grants in a given category. The number of fellows that advanced to candidacy by passing the preliminary examination or achieved a doctorate in an area of national need is divided by the number of grants in a given category.

Average program cost per successful outcome

The unweighted average program cost per successful outcome for all the grants in a given category. The sum of the total federal obligations and institutional matching funds for all the grants in a given category is divided by the sum of the successful outcomes for all the grants in a given category.

Average total fellowship amount

The average amount of federal funds and institutional matching funds awarded to each fellow over the 3-4 years of the grant. The sum of the total federal obligation and institutional matching funds is divided by the number of actual GAANN fellows.

These categories are determined by setting the high/low categories equivalent to the highest/lowest 25th percentile of all grants based on the sum of the total federal obligation and institutional match divided by the actual GAANN fellows.

Average success rate

The unweighted average success rate for all the grants in a given category. The sum of the successful outcomes for all the grants in a given category is divided by the sum of the actual GAANN fellows for all the grants in a given category.

Awarded GAANN fellows

The number of fellowships the grantee committed to award when the proposal was funded either in 2000 or 2001.

Degree of urbanization

Grantee location is based on the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statistics' (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System's (IPEDS) variable: HD2003.LOCALE:VL-Degree of urbanization, for the institution's locale. These categories are:

Large city - A central city of a consolidated metropolitan statistical area (CMSA) or metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with the city having a population greater than or equal to 250,000;

Mid-size city - A central city of a CMSA or MSA, with the city having a population less than 250,000;

Urban fringe of large city - Any incorporated place, Census-designated place (CDP), or non-place territory within a CMSA or MSA of a Large City and defined as urban by the Census Bureau;

Urban fringe of mid-size city - Any incorporated place, CDP, or non-place territory within a CMSA or MSA of a Large City of a Mid-size City and defined as urban by the Census Bureau;

Large town - An incorporated place or CDP with a population greater than or equal to 25,000 and located outside a CMSA or MSA;

Small town - An incorporated place or CDP with a population less than 25,000 and greater than or equal to 2,500 and located outside a CMSA or MSA; and

Rural - Any incorporated place, CDP, or non-place territory designated as rural by the Census Bureau.

Efficiency measure: average federal cost per successful outcome

The unweighted average federal cost per successful outcome for all the grants in a given category. Total federal obligations is divided by the sum of the successful outcomes for all the grants in a given category.

Efficiency measure: federal cost per successful outcome

The average amount of federal funds required to achieve a successful outcome over the 3-4 years of the grant. Total federal obligation is divided by the number of successful outcomes.

Institution control/affiliation

Grantee institutions select one of these categories in IPEDS variable: IC2004. The four classifications are:

Public - An educational institution whose programs and activities are operated by publicly elected or appointed school officials and which is supported primarily by public funds;

Private for-profit - A private institution in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives compensation other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk;

Private not-for-profit (no religious affiliation) - A private institution affiliated with a religious organization in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk; and

Private not-for-profit (religious affiliation) - A private institution, that is not affiliated with a religious organization, in which the individual(s) or agency in control receives no compensation, other than wages, rent, or other expenses for the assumption of risk.

Institutional match percentage

In order to receive a GAANN award, grantees are required to match at least 25% of the total federal obligation by acquiring additional funds from other sources. This is the actual percentage of matching funds that the grantee provided to match the federal obligation, as reported in the grantee's final performance report.

Institution's name

The name of the entity that administers the grant.

Number of grants

The number of grants that meet the criteria for a given category.

Overall

This category is the summary category for all the GAANN grants opened in 2000 and 2001 and closed in 2003 and 2004.

PR Award number

A unique identifier assigned to each grant application by the U.S. Department of Education. Grant numbers that appear as P200A00xxxx were awarded in 2000, and those that appear as P200A01xxxx were awarded in 2001.

Program cost per successful outcome

The average amount of federal funds and institutional matching funds required to achieve a successful outcome over the 3-4 years of the grant. The sum of the total federal obligation and institutional matching funds is divided by the number of successful outcomes.

Size of institution

The total number of men and women enrolled for credit in the fall of the 2004-05 academic year as reported by the institution in IPEDS variable: HD2004.These categories are based on the NCES Web-based College Opportunities On-Line (COOL) system. The five classifications are:

Very Large -- More than 20,000;
Large -- between 10,000 and 20,000;
Medium -- between 5,000 and 10,000;
Small -- between 1,000 and 5,000; and
Very Small -- Less than 1,000.

Success rate

The percentage of fellows that advanced to candidacy by passing the preliminary examination or achieved a doctorate by the end of academic year 2003-04. The number of successful outcomes is divided by the number of actual GAANN fellows. These categories are determined by setting the high/low categories equivalent to the highest/lowest 25th percentile of all grants based on the number of successful outcomes divided by the actual GAANN fellows.

Successful outcomes

The number of fellows that advanced to candidacy by passing their preliminary exams or achieved a doctorate by the end of academic year 2003-04, as reported in the grantee's final performance report.

Total federal obligation

The funds obligated to the grantee from the U.S. Department of Education during the first 3 years of the grant.

Total federal obligations

The sum of total federal obligation for all the grants in a given category.

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