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What's an AANAPISI?

AANAPISIs are Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions. The U.S. Department of Education AANAPISI Program was authorized by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007. AANAPISIs are critical sites for serving low-income AAPI students and supporting degree attainment among AAPI students.

How do institutions become AANAPISIs?

There are three states of being an AANAPISI based on the U.S. Department of Education process:

How many AANAPISIs are in the US and the Pacific Islands?

In the 2013 Partnership for Equity in Education through Research (PEER) Report "Findings from the First Year of Research on AANAPISIs" the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) replicated a report by the Congressional

Research Service to provide the following number of AANAPISIs

Number of Eligible, Designated, and Funded AANAPISIs (2012)

Click here (Appendix B, page 29) to download a list of AANAPISIs from the 2013 PEER Report.

Why do AANAPISIs matter?

AANAPISIs are critical sites for serving low-Income AAPI Students. The changing demography of our nation means that our system of higher education must realize a fundamentally different approach to teaching, learning, and student support. The AANAPISI program has potential to reach a large concentration of AAPI college students; the 153 institutions eligible to be AANAPISIs represented only 3.4% of all Title IV degree-granting institutions in the U.S. higher education system in 2010, but enrolled 41.2% of AAPI undergraduates nationally. In other words, two-fifths of AAPI undergraduate students in the U.S. attended an institution eligible to be designated as an AANAPISI.

AANAPISIs are also critical sites for supporting degree attainment among AAPI students. In 2010, AANAPISIs conferred 47.3% of all associate's degrees and 25.3% of all bachelor's degrees to AAPI students.

AANAPISIs can target resources to respond to the unique needs of AAPI students. They serve and are located in AAPI communities that face a number of challenges. The institutions that met the initial criteria for AANAPISI funding enrolled 75% of all low-income AAPI students in 2007.

How does APIASF collaborate with AANAPISIs?

The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program is a collaboration with AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development. The APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship is available annually to students attending APIASF AANAPISI partner campuses.

Over the last five years, the APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program has supported over 500 scholars and distributed over $1.7 million in college scholarships. This scholarship program contributes to increased persistence and degree attainment for traditionally underserved students. Since 2010, 83% of AANAPISI Scholars have graduated or are still enrolled in their college programs, 25% have received associate degrees and 29% have transferred from 2-year to 4-year institutions.

APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program Strategy to Improve AAPI Student Outcomes

Strengthen Institutional Capacity . Mobilize Community for Increased Support . Accelerate Student Success

2014 APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program Partners (+/-)

2013 APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program Partners (+/-)

2012 APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program Partners (+/-)

2011 APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program Partners (+/-)

2010 APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship Program Partners (+/-)

Resources for AANAPISI Institutions

APIASF Research
Download the 2014 PEER Report: Measuring the Impact of MSI-Funded Programs on Student Success: Findings from the Evaluation on AANAPISIs
Download the 2013 PEER Report: Findings from the First Year of Research on AANAPISIs

U.S. Department of Education Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program Frequently Asked Questions

Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU)

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders "Be Part of the #AANAPISIstory" AANAPISI video