Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving Institution (AANAPISI)

Last Updated 04/12/2024

Refers to an institution of higher learning with an undergraduate population that is at least 10% Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander. This designation is defined under the Higher Education Act (HEA) and is granted by the U.S. Department of Education to support eligible colleges and universities in improving and expanding their capacity to serve Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander learners. There are approximately 200 AANAPISIs in 27 states and territories, mostly clustered on the west coast, in Hawaii and the Pacific territories, as well as New York.

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