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ERIC Number: ED528603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Minority-Serving Institutions in National College Completion Goals
Harmon, Noel
Institute for Higher Education Policy
A central component in the dialogue on how to accomplish national college completion goals is the role of minority-serving institutions (MSIs). MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal College and Universities (TCUs), and most recently Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs). Their motivation is rooted in a history of desire to serve low-income, first-generation, and under-represented students. Thanks to their unique understanding of the students they serve, they are positioned to move the college completion agenda forward in distinct and innovative ways. The brief outlines the current MSI landscape--highlighting that together these institutions enroll more than 2.3 million students or close to 14 percent of all students--as well as features several student success stories. (Contains 1 table and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy