Rutgers GSE CMSI

Mission & Purpose

Located at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions’ mission is to:


Elevate the educational contributions of MSIs, ensuring their participation in national conversations;


Increase rigorous scholarship on MSIs;


Connect MSI academic and administrative leadership to leading reform initiatives in the United States;


Inform administrative, instructional and philanthropic practices at MSIs;


Advance effective policies that have a positive impact on strengthening MSIs, the development and support of their students and faculty, and the quality of the elementary and secondary schools within their communities;

Bring Together

Bring together MSIs around their common interests, strengths, and challenges to increase efficiency and optimize resources;


Enhance the efforts of MSIs to close educational achievement gaps and assessment performance of disadvantaged communities.