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Investing in Student Success: Examining the Return on Investment for Minority-Serving Institutions ROI HBC AANAPISI HSI

Gasman, Marybeth; Samayoa, Andres Castro; Nettles, Michael T.
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ETS Research Report
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Student Success, Return on Investment (ROI), Minority Group Students, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), Minority Serving Institutions, Hispanic Americans, Historically Black Colleges (HBC), Tribal Colleges, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI), Higher Education


Although minority-serving institutions (MSIs) educate nearly one fifth of the nation’s college students, there is to date little research on MSI’s return on investment (ROI). To address this, the University of Pennsylvania and Educational Testing Service commissioned four papers focusing on the ROI for MSIs, which were presented originally in December 2015 at the National Convening on Return on Investment for Minority Serving Institutions. This report contains the four papers presented at the seminar, as well as an introduction.

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