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Asian American Native American Pacific Islander–Serving Institutions (AANAPISI)

Although the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) college-going population has grown substantially over the last several decades, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander–serving institutions (AANAPISI) are a relatively new phenomenon. AANAPISI are the newest addition to the family of minority-serving institutions (MSI) that are funded through Title III and Title V of the Higher Education Act. Besides AANAPISI, the different types of MSIs that exist include historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribally controlled colleges and universities, and Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian–serving institutions. Both 4- and 2-year institutions that have at least a 10% AAPI enrollment and a certain threshold of low-income students are eligible for the AANAPISI designation, which makes them eligible to compete for grant funding. This overview includes a history of ...

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