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Title: U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Serving Institutions Program
  • Overview
  • Minority Serving Institutions
  • Definitions
  • Executive Orders
  • Initiatives
  • Reporting Funding
  • High Achievers
  • States Territories
  • Contact Information

The Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program
coordinates and administers a myriad of
Department-wide initiatives to support
relationships and partnerships with institutions
of higher education. The MSI Program ensures
equal access to all U.S. Department of Commerce
grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and
Minority Serving Institutions
Hispanic Serving Institutions 248 Schools HSIs
are accredited colleges and universities in which
Hispanics constitute a minimum of twenty-five
(25) percent of the total full-time equivalent
enrollment. Additionally, HSIs must provide
assurance that no less than fifty (50) percent of
their Hispanic student population consists of
low-income individuals, as defined in the Higher
Education Act of 1965 (Title V, Section
502). Historically Black Colleges
Universities 105 Schools HBCUs are defined as
any historically black college or university
that was established prior to 1964, whose
principal mission was and is, the education of
black Americans. Additionally, HBCUs must
satisfy the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Section
322) and receive accreditation by a nationally
recognized accrediting agency or association as
determined by the U.S. Department of Education.
More Definitions
Tribal Colleges Universities 36 Schools TCUs
are institutions cited in the Equity in
Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994
(Section 532). TCUs also includes institutions
that qualifies for funding under the Tribally
Controlled Community College Assistance Act of
1978 (25 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Additionally,
Dine College is a TCU as authorized by the
Navajo Community College Assistance Act of 1978
(Public Law 95-471, Title II). National Hawaiian
Serving Institutions 10 Schools NHSIs are
defined as institutions having approximately ten
(10) percent of undergraduate enrollment
consisting of Hawaiian students. Alaskan Native
Serving Institutions 9 Schools ANSIs are
defined as institutions having approximately
twenty (20) percent of undergraduate enrollment
consisting of Alaskan students. Asian American
Native American Pacific Islander Serving
Institutions 27 Schools AANAPISIs have
approximately ten (10) percent of AAPI
enrollment, low educational/general expenditures,
and requisite enrollment of needy students of
which fifty (50) percent are Pell Grant eligible.
AANAPISIs are authorized to award
bachelor/associate degrees and must receive
accreditation from a national/state recognized
accrediting agency.
Executive Orders
  • EO 13532, February 26, 2010 White House
    Initiative on Historically Black Colleges
  • EO 13555, October 19, 2010 White House
    Initiative on Hispanic Serving Institutions
  • EO 13270, July 2002 White House Initiative on
    Tribal Colleges Universities
  • Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law
    110-315), August 14, 2008 Alaskan Native
    Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • EO 13515, October 14, 2009 Asian
    American/Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

  • Outreach Customer Relations The Department of
    Commerce educates academic and minority
    communities about its mission. The Department
    works with MSI communities to create innovative,
    effective, and mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • EXAMPLE Making MSIs aware of Departmental
    funding and employment opportunities through the
    websites, bureau publications and Departmental
    Offices, personal contacts, sponsorships and
    participation in conferences, seminars,
    workshops and career fairs.

More Initiatives
  • Collaborative Research Joint Program
    Implementation The Department of Commerce
    believes that collaboration is the touchstone of
    scientific and technological advancement.
    Accordingly, participation of professionals and
    institutions increase exposure through
    Government-wide MSI programming.

EXAMPLE NOAA funds five Cooperative Science
Centers for research projects across the
spectrum of atmospheric, oceanic and
environmental sciences, living marine resources
science and management and remote sensing
technology in support of NOAAs mission.
More Initiatives
  • Technical Assistance Capacity Building The
    Department of Commerce provides capacity building
    assistance to MSIs through outreach to navigate
    the process of applying for Federal funding,
    partnership agreements, and recruitment.
    Technical assistance includes workshops and
    consultation services to strengthen institutional
    infrastructures for competiveness in academic
    programming and accessibility to Federal funding.
    The Department of Commerce sponsors the Annual
    Technical Assistance/Capacity Building Conference.

EXAMPLE The Department sponsors a national MSI
Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
conference each year. The conference includes
workshops on contracts and grants writing for
competitive funding, grants management and
partnerships. Creating a Presence September
27-29, 2011 Dallas, Texas
More Initiatives
  • Economic Community Development The Department
    of Commerce fosters economic and community
    development through business consulting services,
    entrepreneurship support, and commercial/residenti
    al development to improve public works
    infrastructures, protect global competition, and
    increase accessibility to telecommunications.

EXAMPLE NTIA (ARRA (BTOP)) and EDA (University
Centers) funded projects to enhance the economic
growth in areas experiencing economic distress
surrounding MSIs.
  • Recruitment The Department of Commerce recruits
    through variety of resources including career
    fairs, trade magazines, onsite interviews,
    internship programs, student employment programs,
    and information sessions.

EXAMPLE The Census Bureau and Office of the
Secretary recruit students through a variety of
resources for internships and student employment
programs. Often the recruiting efforts are on
university campuses, career fairs, conferences
and third party recruitment organizations.
High Achievers
  • Howard University
  • Hampton University
  • University of Texas - Permian Basin
  • University of Texas - El Paso
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • California Sate University
  • San Jose State University

Human Capital Needs
  • By 2020, there will be 14 million more skilled
    jobs (requiring at least some college) in the
    U.S. than people qualified to fill them
  • 40 percent of those available to take these jobs
    will be minorities
  • Of the 50 highest paying occupations nationally,
    49 require a college degree
  • Top 5 fastest growing jobs in the next decade all
    require postsecondary education

350 MSIs educate more than one third of all
students of color in the US Enrollment is
growing in all three groups of institutions
(HBCUs, HSIs, and TCUs) at a faster rate than at
other institutions 2.3 millions total students,
or 13 percent of all college students in the
US MSIs award more than 20 of all degrees to
student of color HBCUs confer more than 20 of
all bachelors degrees earned by African
  • HSIs award more than 36 of all degrees conferred
    to Hispanics, 28 of all bachelors degrees to
    Hispanics and 24 of all masters to Hispanics
  • TCUs confer more than 17 of all associate
    degrees awarded to American Indians

Reporting Funding
  • Institutions are funded through competitive
    grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and
  • Annual performance reports and plans for the
    White House Initiatives (WHI) Education Program,
    including the following eleven (11) reporting
  • Research Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Training
  • Facilities Equipment
  • Internships, Traineeships, Recruitment, IPAs
  • Student Tuition Assistance, Fellowships,
    Scholarships, and Other Aid
  • Direct Institutional Subsidies
  • Third Party Awards
  • Private Sector Involvement
  • Administrative Infrastructure
  • Other Activities

States Territories

Alabama 15 15
Alaska 1 9 10
Arizona 12 2 14
Arkansas 4 4
California 74 19 93
Colorado 5 5
Connecticut 1 1
Delaware 1 1
District of Columbia 2 2
Florida 4 11 15
Georgia 10 10
Hawaii 10 2 12
Illinois 9 1 10
Kansas 2 1 3
Kentucky 1 1
More States Territories

Louisiana 6 6
Maryland 4 4
Massachusetts 1 1
Michigan 1 1 3 5
Minnesota 3 3
Mississippi 7 7
Missouri 2 2
Montana 7 7
Nebraska 2 2
New Jersey 4 4
New Mexico 23 3 26
New York 13 2 15
North Carolina 11 11
North Dakota 5 5
Ohio 2 2
More States Territories

Oklahoma 1 2 3
Oregon 1 1
Pennsylvania 2 2
South Carolina 8 8
South Dakota 3 3
Tennessee 6 6
Texas 9 39 48
Virginia 6 6
Washington 1 1 2 4
West Virginia 2 2
Wisconsin 2 2
Wyoming 1 1
U.S. Virgin Islands 1 1
Puerto Rico 51 51
Guam 1 1
Contact Information
Senora CoggsPhone 202.482.8190Email
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