Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs, preferably pronounced ANA-pee-zee) are federally-designated colleges and universities recognized for having at least a 10% Asian American and Pacific Islander student population as well as a significant percentage of low income students. AANAPISI institutions are eligible to apply for grant funds from the Department of Education to develop programs and services that improve the retention and success rates of Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander students. In turn, this strengthens the institution as a whole.
Throught the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, $5 million per year from 2010 to 2020 has been allocated for new AANAPISI designations.
For a listing of all pilot and current AANAPISIs, please see the "Current AANAPISIs" page.
Other Resources about the AANAPISI Program:
- U.S. Department of Education
AANAPISI Brief, "Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions: Areas of Growth, Innovation, and Collaboration" from the National Commission on Asian American Pacific Islander Researcher in Education (CARE)