Minority Serving Institutions ( Msis )

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Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) serves to provide a college education for citizens across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic differences that were excluded from higher education throughout the United States History. Minority-Serving Institutions work towards producing superior results with fewer resources while being evaluated using the same accreditation standards as prestigious majority public and private institutions (Fester, 2012, p. 816). Minority-Serving Institutions are represented by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), and Minority Services Postsecondary Institutions for Individuals with disabilities. Each seeking for the development of their communities and cultures through the thirst for knowledge, opportunities though diversity, focusing on liberal education, and self-funding through their institutes. Policymakers in Congress and the White House have attempted with varied success to promote and increase the affordability for all students of color. The majority of students attending MSIs rely on loans such as Pell Grants that funded $13 million dollars in 2007 which later increased to $41 million but continues to fail at keeping up with the rising tuitions only covering 36/62% of all costs (Department of Education). Pursued learning opportunities means freedom for most…
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