Bolstering Achievement at Minority Serving Institutions

February 14, 2011

Clifton Conrad and colleague Marybeth Gasman study “models of success” that help students finish their degrees at minority-serving institutions, including historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and Native American tribal colleges. Their research aims to provide valuable insights on how higher education can better serve minority students and how to be more competitive on a global scale. Each of nine participating minority serving institutions will receive a $50,000 grant to bolster its practices and further enhance student retention and degree attainment. The project is funded by three agencies: the Lumina Foundation for Education, USA Funds and the Kresge Foundation.