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New Research Helps Gauge Return on Investment for Students at Minority Serving Institutions

December 3, 2015 — Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) educate 26 percent of the nation’s college students. Like all colleges and universities, MSIs are trying to quantify the Return on Investment (ROI) they offer students. But the calculations can be different for MSIs, which serve large percentages of first generation, low-income students of color.

Four new research papers give fresh insights into MSIs’ expanding role in American education:   

#MeetTheMatch in October: Help the Center Unlock The Kresge Foundation's Challenge Grant!

Earlier this year, we received a very generous grant from The Kresge Foundation to help us fund our day-to-day operations as we support Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) across the country. The Kresge Foundation has challenged us to find matching funding from other donors. That is why we are excited to announce this year's Annual Giving campaign, #MeetTheMatch.

New Report Explores How Tribal Colleges and Universities Preserve Indigenous Culture and Educate Students

This report recognizes the achievements of Tribal Colleges and Universities and explains the value and impact these institutions have within their local communities.                     

Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Releases Free and Comprehensive Guide to Graduate School

This guide to graduate school for students at minority serving institutions provides meaningful insights about the process of applying to, attending, and succeeding in graduate school.

MSI Educators Enroll in ELEVATE, a Faculty-Development Program Hosted by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions

Our innovative faculty-development program, ELEVATE, helps early-career faculty working at or for MSIs. Completely free of charge, the program supports MSI Fellows from around the country.

New Report Offers Recommendations for HSIs to Secure Federal Funding and Better Serve Their Latino Students

A team of researchers at CMSI take an in-depth look at HSI initiatives, federal funding challenges, and enrollment statistics, and offer recommendations for their continued growth.

New Book Explores the Opportunities and Challenges of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Written by Penn education graduate students, the book seeks to provide a deeper understanding of major issues in higher education while focusing on the context and commitment of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 2015 – As the nation’s demographics change, and as policy makers and thought leaders turn their focus increasingly on the importance of higher education in American society, the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) comes into a sharper focus.

Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Receives $500,000 Challenge Grant from The Kresge Foundation

The grant will support the expansion of Center operations and programs that elevate Minority Serving Institutions, as well as scholars interested in research related to these vital institutions.