NASEM Report Shows How MSIs Can Strengthen STEM Workforce

Results of the widely anticipated National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Minority Serving Institutions: America’s Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce, reveal a range of actions to strengthen STEM programs and degree attainment at minority serving institutions.

Report Examines Outcomes of Hispanic-Serving Institution Graduates

The report, produced by Excelencia in Education in partnership with Strada Education Network and Gallup, analyzes interviews with 14,320 college graduates who received their degrees between 2000 and 2017 from 12 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) participating in the Excelencia in Action (E-Action) network.

Morgan State Preservation Project Encourages African Americans in Architecture

This summer, six students from Morgan State University, a historically black university in Maryland, participated in a hands-on historical preservation project called “Touching History: Preservation in Practice” as part of a pilot program to increase African American representation in architecture and related career paths.

MSIs Are a Viable Path up the Economic Ladder

New data show that minority serving institutions are transforming the lives and income mobility of students of color and students from low-income backgrounds—in many cases, at rates exceeding that of non-MSIs.

Moving Away From Data Invisibility at Tribal Colleges and Universities

The invisibility of Native American perspectives—those of Native students, researchers and their communities—continues to plague higher education, despite numerous calls for action from educational advocates across the country. Christine Nelson of the University of Denver considers what can be done to solve this problem.

AANAPISIs: Ensuring Success for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions play a unique role in ensuring success for a complex, heterogeneous, and quickly growing population of students, according to Dina C. Maramba of Claremont Graduate University.

How Predominantly Black Institutions Help Low-Income, First-Generation African American Students Succeed

Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) are not well understood in the higher education lexicon, despite serving a large number of students of color: namely, a large number of black or African Amer­ican students. Robert T. Palmer and Jared Avery of Howard University look at the role of PBIs in facilitating access and success for low-income, first-generation students of color.

A Closer Look at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

With the increase in Latinx students enrolling in postsecondary education and the subsequent increase in the number of HSIs, these institutions should remain at the top of all policy priority agendas, write Gina Garcia and Morgan Taylor.

Minority Serving Institutions Perform Better Than Federal Graduation Rates Suggest

A new report out from ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy aims to provide a more complete picture of the contributions MSIs make to the higher education landscape and the communities in which they reside. The upshot: Ensuring the success of students of color requires further investment in the very institutions that educate them.