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Performance Funding at MSIs

More states are funding higher education institutions based on their performance or outcomes instead of relying solely on student enrollment to determine funding formulas. This report from the Southern Education Foundation discusses the implications of performance funding models for campuses with unique missions and/or student populations like Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). More »


Minority-Serving Institutions: Doing More with Less

Doing More with Less shares new and updated data on the fiscal realities facing MSIs compared to other institutions, despite enrolling many of the nation’s neediest students. It also highlights the efforts of several MSIs from the Lumina MSI-Models of Success program to improve the educational experience and outcomes of their students—notwithstanding the fact these institutions are under-resourced, which impacts their ability to provide a full range of academic offerings and supports. More »


Using Data to Improve Minority-Serving Institution Success

This brief highlights how MSIs from the Lumina MSI-Models of Success project have used data to implement policy and programmatic changes on their campuses in support of student and institutional success. The goal of this brief is to continue a conversation about ways MSIs can build upon their data work to improve future reporting, analyses, and decision making. In addition, the lessons shared in the brief have broad application to other institutions, especially those that serve students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is the second in a series of briefs by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) to feature emerging themes from the Lumina MSI-Models of Success program. More »

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Supporting First-Generation College Students Through Classroom-Based Practices

This report, from the Institute for Higher Education Policy, provides a roadmap of promising practices and supports being used by 30 Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to foster academic success among first-generation college students. More »

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The Role of Minority-Serving Institutions in National College Completion Goals

Minority-Serving Institutions have become leaders in educating, serving, and graduating low-income, first-generation, and minority students and, therefore, play a central role in improving U.S. college completion rates, contends this report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The publication is the first in a series of reports from Lumina’s MSI Models of Success program. More »


Plugged In: Positive Development Strategies for Disconnected Latino Youth

Educational attainment is one of the strongest predictors of future earnings. However, for 42 percent of the country’s Latino youth, this traditional pathway to economic mobility is fraught with challenges. This report profiles the disconnected youth pilot of the NCLR Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success which addresses the obstacles faced by young Hispanics. More »


Reality Check: Hispanic-Serving Institutions on the Texas Border Strategizing Financial Aid

Some institutions are making significant headway to improve persistence and degree completion for Latino students–and certain financial aid strategies play a major role in their success. This report, from Excelencia in Education, examines practices and programs at eight Texas Hispanic-Serving More »