The Case for Asian-Serving Colleges

June 25, 2013

The “misperception” that all Asian-American and Pacific Islander students are high-achieving and immune from financial challenges has created barriers for the fastest-growing minority group in the United States, says a study released today. The study finds that colleges that have been designated as serving Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander students could significantly support low-income students from those groups and help bust the “model minority” myth. But relatively few of those colleges have qualified so far to receive funds through the federal program set up for that purpose.

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