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Characteristics of Minority Serving Institutions - Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) are colleges and universities serving a large percentage of minority students. This study identifies six different subgroups of MSIs and analyzes them from the perspective of institutions and students. The study compares all subgroups of MSIs to one another and to non-MSIs. In addition, the report examines how minority students differ, in demographic and enrollment characteristics, by the type of institution. (National Center for Education Statistics, November 2007)...

Inventing Hispanic-Serving Institutions: The Basics - Almost half of all Latino students in higher education are enrolled in just 6% of the institutions of higher education in the United States. This concentration of Latino enrollment in higher education was first recognized by educators and policymakers in the 1980s and contributed to the invention of a new construct, which came to be known as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). This report serves as a primer on the conditions and history behind their invention, the processes for identification and the general institutional characteristics of HSIs. It also offers an overview of how these institutions are contributing to Latino student success. Also available online is a brief fact sheet. (Deborah A. Santiago, Excelencia in Education, March 2006)...

Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2002 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2001-02 - This report presents information from the Fall 2002 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Web-based data collection. The tables in this publication present counts of institutions by characteristics, including tuition, fees and other costs. Tables also present data on the number of degrees and other formal awards conferred during the period July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002. (National Center for Education Statistics, October 2003)...


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