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ERIC Number: ED558271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
On Their Own Terms: Two-Year Minority Serving Institutions
Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Lundy-Wagner, Valerie; Castro Samayoa, Andrés; Gasman, Marybeth; Wilson, Audrey; Diggs, Desmond; Wolff, Melanie; Dávila, Carolina; Boland, William
Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment
This report, published by the Center for Minority Serving Institutions in collaboration with CAPSEE, looks at the role of two-year Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in improving postsecondary access and degree completion for disadvantaged students in the United States. In doing so, it aims to prepare the groundwork for research that considers the contributions of two-year MSIs on their own terms, as a distinct and crucial institutional type on the landscape of American higher education. The report addresses the following questions: (1) What are two-year MSIs? (2) Who attends them? (3) Where are they located? (4) How do they contribute to educational attainment and the workforce? and (5) What are the critical and unanswered questions that might move our understanding of two-year MSIs beyond mere descriptions and anecdotes?
Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment. Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street Box 174, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212.678.3091; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE); University of Pennsylvania, Center for Minority Serving Institutions
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305C110011