Data Requests

 As the single, national research center devoted to research on Minority Serving Institutions, we are proud to provide administrators, scholars, and students with access to our data.

Requests for data must be made in writing via email to We ask that you include the following information in your request:  

  1. Your full name, e-mail address, phone number and institutional affiliation.
  2. Please provide the type of data needed. Be as specific as possible.
  3. Please explain how the data will be used, including the name/title of the project or study. 

We will confirm the receipt of your request within 24-48 hours. At that time, an appropriate staff member or research assistant will be identified to assist you in organizing these data. He or she may contact you with questions to clarify your request. Once sufficient information has been gathered, it will take us two to four weeks to provide you with the requested data. The timeframe is dependent on the size and complexity of your request; as such, please plan accordingly.
There is no fee associated with this service. However, we do ask that you credit the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions in any published or unpublished works developed from your project or study.

For further questions, please e-mail us at