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Board Report #02-11

2000-01 Minority Retention Grant Program Annual Status Report

 

The 2001-03 Budget Bill that passed in August of 2001 required HEAB to submit to the Department of Administration an annual report on the effectiveness of the Minority Retention Grant (MRG) Program. The first report was due in the fall of 2001.

Attached is a copy of the report that was submitted on November 30, 2001. The report used existing HEAB data and the results of surveys of the participating schools and students.

 

November 30, 2001

Executive Secretary George Lightbourn
Department of Administration
101 West Wilson Street, 10th Floor
Madison, WI 53707

Dear Secretary Lightbourn:

Enclosed is the first Annual Status Report for the Minority Retention Grant (MRG) Program. Submission of this report is in compliance with Section 39.44(5) of the Wisconsin Statutes, which requires a yearly report regarding the effectiveness of the MRG Program.

If you have any questions about this report or about the MRG Program, please feel free to contact me by phone at 264-6181 or by e-mail at jane.hojan-clark@heab.state.wi.us.

Sincerely,

Jane Hojan-Clark
Executive Secretary

 

2000-01
MINORITY UNDERGRADUATE RETENTION GRANT PROGRAM
Annual Effectiveness Report

The Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant (MRG) Program was established by the State of Wisconsin Legislature in the 1985-87 biennial budget. 1986-87 was the first year an award was made under the program.

Awards under the MRG Program are made to Wisconsin resident minority undergraduates, excluding first year students, enrolled at least half-time in Wisconsin Technical College System Schools or non-profit, independent colleges and universities. There are 16 technical colleges and 25 non-profit colleges and universities participating in the program. According to statutes, a minority student is defined as a student who is either a Black American, American Indian, Hispanic, or Southeast Asian admitted to the United States after December 1, 1975.

Awards are base on financial need. There is a minimum grant of $250 and a maximum grant of $2,500 per year. If eligible, student may receive the grant for up to eight semesters or 12 quarters. Allocation of funds is made based on the minority population at each participating school. This information is based on an annual survey of the schools. The University of Wisconsin System Administration has a similar program, the Lawton Grant, for students attending those institutions.

Nine pages of tables and graphs are attached. They show final figures for the 2000-01 academic year and the results of surveys of participating schools and student recipients.

There were 613 recipients of a MRG in the 2000-01 academic year. 284 recipients attended a non-profit, independent college or university and 329 recipients attended a Wisconsin technical college. 21.53 percent of the recipients responded to the survey.

The results of the surveys of school and student recipients show that the MRG Program is very successful. Those individuals who were surveyed included students who received MRG Program grants during the 2000-01 academic year. Participating schools report that 82.51 percent of student recipients either completed their degree/certificate programs or continued to work towards obtaining their degree/certificate in 2000-01.

Among student recipients surveyed, 89.39 percent indicated that the grant positively affected their decision to return to or stay in school. 100 percent of the respondents either have earned a degree/certificate or continue to work towards obtaining a degree/certificate. In addition, over 90 percent of the recipients plan on living and working in Wisconsin for their working career.

 

2000-2001
MINORITY RETENTION GRANT

INDEPENDENT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
AND TRIBAL COLLEGES

COLLEGE
OR UNIVERSITY
NUMBER
OF AWARDS
DOLLARS
SPENT
AVERAGE
AWARD
PERCENTAGE
OF DOLLARS SPENT
ALVERNO COLLEGE 65 $69,799 $1,074 19.56%
BELLIN COLLEGE OF NURSING 1 $1,250 $1,250 0.35%
BELOIT COLLEGE 3 $4,200 $1,400 1.18%
CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY 34 $43,350 $1,275 12.15%
CARROLL COLLEGE 10 $14,395 $1,440 4.03%
CARTHAGE COLLEGE 6 $7,435 $1,239 2.08%
COLLEGE OF THE MENOMINEE NATION 6 $9,140 $1,523 2.56%
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY 14 $31,700 $2,264 8.88%
EDGEWOOD COLLEGE 6 $6,000 $1,000 1.68%
LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
10 $14,540 $1,454 4.07%
LAKELAND COLLEGE 4 $8,450 $2,113 2.37%
LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY 2 $2,260 $1,130 0.63%
MARANATHA BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE 4 $5,650 $1,413 1.58%
MARION COLLEGE 18 $9,800 $544 2.75%
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY 28 $63,600 $2,271 17.82%
MILWAUKEE INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN 4 $7,150 $1,788 2.00%
MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING 6 $9,000 $1,500 2.52%
MT. MARY COLLEGE 15 $14,000 $933 3.92%
MT. SENARIO COLLEGE 16 $5,600 $350 1.57%
NORTHLAND COLLEGE 5 $4,300 $860 1.21%
RIPON COLLEGE 2 $2,660 $1,330 0.75%
ST. NORBERT COLLEGE 9 $8,403 $934 2.35%
SILVER LAKE COLLEGE 6 $6,456 $1,076 1.81%
VITERBO UNIVERSITY 8 $6,210 $776 1.74%
WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE 2 $1,490 $745 0.42%
TOTAL 284 $356,838 $1,256 100.00%

YEAR
IN SCHOOL
NUMBER
OF AWARDS
DOLLARS
SPENT
AVERAGE
AWARD
PERCENTAGE
OF DOLLARS SPENT
SOPHOMORES 93 $124,513 $1,339 34.89%
JUNIORS 95 $122,647 $1,291 34.37%
SENIORS 83 $95,673 $1,153 26.81%
5TH YEAR STUDENTS 13 $14,005 $1,077 3.92%
TOTAL 284 $356,838 $1,256 100.00%

STATUS NUMBER
OF AWARDS
DOLLARS
SPENT
AVERAGE
AWARD
PERCENTAGE
OF DOLLARS SPENT
DEPENDENT 123 $165,722 $1,347 46.44%
INDEPENDENT, FAMILY 122 $140,916 $1,155 39.49%
SINGLE, INDEPENDENT 39 $50,200 $1,287 14.07%
TOTAL 284 $356,838 $1,256 100.00%

MINORITY GROUP NUMBER
OF AWARDS
DOLLARS
SPENT
AVERAGE
AWARD
PERCENTAGE
OF DOLLARS SPENT
AFRICAN-AMERICAN 155 $201,675 $1,301 56.52%
AMERICAN INDIAN 29 $36,775 $1,268 10.31%
ASIAN-AMERICAN 43 $49,846 $1,159 13.97%
HISPANIC 57 $68,542 $1,202 19.21%
TOTAL 284 $356,838 $1,256 100.00%

 

2000-2001
MINORITY RETENTION GRANT

WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

TECHNICAL
COLLEGE
NUMBER
OF AWARDS
DOLLARS
SPENT
AVERAGE
AWARD
PERCENTAGE
OF DOLLARS SPENT
BLACKHAWK 12 $12,400 $1,033 3.75%
CHIPPEWA VALLEY 7 $4,100 $586 1.24%
FOX VALLEY 14 $12,000 $857 3.63%
GATEWAY 5 $7,500 $1,500 2.27%
LAKESHORE 4 $5,800 $1,463 1.77%
MADISON AREA 55 $90,475 $1,645 27.35%
MID-STATE 4 $600 $150 0.18%
MILWAUKEE AREA 184 $169,738 $922 51.32%
MORAINE PARK 3 $2,600 $867 0.79%
NICOLET AREA 2 $2,750 $1,375 0.83%
NORTHEAST WISCONSIN 9 $8,895 $988 2.69%
NORTHCENTRAL 1 $300 $300 0.09%
SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN 0 $0 $0 0.00%
WAUKESHA COUNTY 12 $4,750 $396 1.44%
WESTERN WISCONSIN 13 $5,500 $423 1.66%
WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD 4 $3,300 $825 1.00%
TOTAL 329 $330,758 $1,005 100.00%

YEAR
IN SCHOOL
NUMBER
OF AWARDS
DOLLARS
SPENT
AVERAGE
AWARD
PERCENTAGE
OF DOLLARS SPENT
SOPHOMORES 224 $226,300 $1,010 68.42%
JUNIORS 71 $72,990 $1,028 22.07%
SENIORS 27 $24,468 $906 7.40%
5TH YEAR STUDENTS 7 $7,000 $1,000 2.12%
TOTAL 329 $330,758 $1,005 100.00%

STATUS NUMBER
OF AWARDS
DOLLARS
SPENT
AVERAGE
AWARD
PERCENTAGE
OF DOLLARS SPENT
DEPENDENT 55 $55,633 $1,012 16.82%
INDEPENDENT, FAMILY 210 $211,676 $1,008 64.00%
SINGLE, INDEPENDENT 64 $63,449 $991 19.18%
TOTAL 329 $330,758 $1,005 100.00%

MINORITY GROUP NUMBER
OF AWARDS
DOLLARS
SPENT
AVERAGE
AWARD
PERCENTAGE
OF DOLLARS SPENT
AFRICAN-AMERICAN 163 $166,411 $1,021 50.31%
AMERICAN INDIAN 17 $14,995 $882 4.53%
ASIAN-AMERICAN 80 $80,347 $1,004 24.29%
HISPANIC 69 $69,005 $1,000 20.86%
TOTAL 329 $330,758 $1,005 100.00%

 

TOP FIVE COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES
BASED ON FUNDING PROVIDED TO STUDENTS

School $ Spent # of Awards Average Award
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Madison Area Technical College
Alverno College
Marquette University
Cardinal Stritch University
$169,738
$90,475
$69,799
$63,600
$43,350
184
55
65
28
34
$922
$1,645
$1,074
$2,271
$1,275
TOTALS $436,962 366 $1,162

 

2000-01
MINORITY RETENTION GRANT SURVEY
INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM SCHOOLS
TRIBAL COLLEGES

Independent Colleges and Universities / Technical Colleges / Tribal Colleges
Students who completed a degree/certificate 198   32.30%
Students continuing toward degree/certificate 308   50.24%
Students not returning to school attended in 2000-01 107   17.46%
TOTALS 613   100%
Enrollment Status of Recipients
survey results, all schools

Independent Colleges and Universities/Tribal Colleges
Students who completed a degree/certificate 75   26.41%
Students continuing toward degree/certificate 162   57.04%
Students not returning to school attended in 2000-01 47   16.55%
TOTALS 284   100%
Enrollment Status of Recipients
survey results, independent & tribal

Technical College System Schools
Students who completed a degree/certificate 123   37.39%
Students continuing toward degree/certificate 146   44.37%
Students not returning to school attended in 2000-01 60   18.24%
TOTALS 329   100%
Enrollment Status of Recipients
survey results, technical colleges

NOTE: The students reported as "not returning to school" did not return to the school they attended in 2000-01. They could be attending a different school.

 

2000-01
MINORITY RETENTION GRANT SURVEY
OF RECIPIENTS

Responses By Student Recipients

  1. Did receiving the Minority Retention Grant positively influence your decision to return to school?
    YES
    NO
    118
    14
    89.39%
    10.61%
    survey question 1

  2. Have you earned a bachelor or an associate degree/certificate?
    YES
    NO
    32
    100
    24.24%
    75.76%
    survey question 2

  3. If you have not earned a degree or certificate, do you anticipate doing so?
    YES
    NO
    101
    1
    99.02%
    00.98%
    survey question 3

  4. Are you or will you be enrolled at a college or university during the 2001-02 academic year?
    YES
    NO
    110
    20
    84.62%
    15.38%

  5. If yes, are you or will you be enrolled:
    Full-time
    Part-time
    Not enrolled*
    83
    27
    20
    63.85%
    20.77%
    15.38%
    survey question 5
    * Includes students who completed their degree/certificate in 2000-01.

  6. Are you employed?
    YES
    NO
    92
    38
    70.77%
    29.23%

  7. If yes, are you employed:
    Full-time
    Part-time
    Not employed
    37
    55
    38
    28.46%
    43.31%
    29.23%
    survey question 7
    Includes recipients who are enrolled in 2001-02 as well as recipients who are no longer enrolled in 2001-02 due to graduation, etc.

  8. Do you plan to be a Wisconsin resident for most of your working career?
    YES
    NO
    117
    12
    90.70%
    9.30%
    survey question 8

NOTE: The majority of recipients who responded are still in school. Some are continuing their work on a degree/certificate or are working on an advanced degree or certificate. This continuing work may or may not be at the school the recipient attended in 2000-01.

 

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