Predominantly Black Institutions
Similar to HBCUs, these institutions are providing access to higher education for many low-income and first-generation Black students who may not have access to higher education otherwise. PBIs are mostly 2-year colleges offering associates degrees in the East, South, and Midwest.
Incorporated in the Higher Education Act in 2008, Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) are defined as institutions that:
- Serve at least 1,000 undergraduate students;
- Have at least 50% low-income or first-generation degree-seeking undergraduate enrollment;
- Have a low per full-time undergraduate student expenditure in comparison with other institutions offering similar instruction; and,
- Enroll at least 40% African-American students.
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