In the higher education system of the United States, minority-serving institutions (abbreviated MSI) make up a category of educational establishments (federally recognized Title IV colleges and universities) based on either historical origin or enrollment criteria (typically the percentage of enrolled minorities at a particular school).[1] Such schools are eligible for federal funding under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965.[2] Until 2007, no federal legislation existed concerning Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Serving Institutions. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 made history, because it federally recognized the existence of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) serving institutions, making them eligible to be designated as minority serving institutions.[3]