What does it mean to be a Minority Serving Institution?

In 2015, UCSB was designated both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), by the US Department of Education, reflecting our undergraduate enrollment of Latinx/Chicanx, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students. UCSB was the first member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) to become an HSI.