iOS app Android app

Minority Serving Institutions

Who's Working to Educate our Diverse Nation? Not the Republicans

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

I've been researching Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and the issues pertaining to their students for over 20 years. I have a new book out - Edu...

To Educate a Diverse Nation, Topple the Ivory Tower

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.02.2015 | College
Marybeth Gasman

Visit an American college campus today and you'll see a more diverse student body than ever before. But the graduation rate for minority students falls far below the nationwide average.

New Report Arms Minority Serving Institutions With Relevancy-Focused Data

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Minority serving institutions have a measured pulse on the challenges and needs of their students, and they deserve greater financial consideration if they are expected to contribute to the health of our nation.

Do States Really Care About Equity in Higher Education?

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

For so long, we have looked to colleges and universities to achieve more equitable outcomes among their student populations, but we have forgotten that their ability to do so is limited by poor state leadership and policies.

Hidden Treasures: The Colleges and Universities That Are Finally Being Noticed

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

As our nation begins to reexamine its social structure -- one, that for so long has been perceived to reward merit and hard work, but in actuality reproduces social class inequities -- a vision for a new educational landscape must include MSIs.

Data Tells the Story and Defends the Work of Minority Serving Institutions

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

MSIs can help higher education overall understand why their students -- those that we as a nation most need to complete a degree -- finish successfully. All of higher education has much to learn about educating low-income, students of color.

Who Will Educate Low-Income Students?

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Marybeth Gasman

I would argue that Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are aiding, and have significant potential to aid, more low-income students and to contribute greatly to degree attainment in the U.S.

Choosing to Attend a Historically Black College or University (or Not): An Interview

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 09.27.2012 | College
Marybeth Gasman

College student choice is even more complicated for African American students, who often feel conflicted due to the impact that their choice has on others -- those in black communities and in their own families.

PHOTOS: 9 Key Points Of The Student Aid Bill

Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, signed into law yesterday, will bring major reforms to America's higher education system. The law plans...