Low-income and Minority Serving Institutions: Department of Education Could Improve Its Monitoring and Assistance : Report to the Secretary of Education

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U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2004 - Federal aid to higher education - 37 pages
 

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Page 27 - ... drawn. Since each sample could have provided different estimates, we express our confidence in the precision of our particular sample's results as a 95 percent confidence interval.
Page 25 - In addition, the report will be available at no charge on GAO's Web site at http://www.gao.gov. If you or your staff have any questions about this report, please call me on (202) 512-8403 or Jeff Appel on (202) 512-9915.
Page 28 - IPEDS is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education. These surveys collect institution-level data in such areas as enrollments, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances.
Page 5 - Grant recipients enrolled, the number of graduates, and the percentage of graduates who are attending graduate or professional school in degree programs in which blacks are underrepresented.
Page 27 - As with all sample surveys, this survey is subject to both sampling and nonsampling errors. The effects of sampling errors, due to the selection of a sample from a larger population, can be expressed as confidence intervals based on statistical theory. The effects of nonsampling errors, such as nonresponse and errors in measurement, may be of greater or lesser importance, but cannot be quantified on the basis of the available data.
Page 36 - Ms. Cornelia M. Ashby Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues United States General Accounting Office Washington, DC 20548 Dear Ms. Ashby...
Page 36 - Our mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.
Page 28 - Statistics, is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education.
Page 35 - Universities receive grants based on a formula that considers, in part, the number of Pell Grant recipients, the number of graduates, and the number of students that enroll in graduate school within 5 years after earning an undergraduate degree.
Page 27 - ... express our confidence in the precision of our particular sample's results as a 95 percent confidence interval. For all the percentages presented in this report, we are 95-percent confident that when only sampling errors are considered, the results we obtained are within +/- 6 percentage points or less of what we would have obtained if we had surveyed the entire study population. For example, our survey estimates that 70 percent of the population feels that it is very or somewhat convenient to...

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