Minnesota*: Statewide, about 5% of Minnesota’s population is Asian American, and less than 1% identify as Native American Pacific Islanders. Most of this population lives in the Minneapolis area.
Herzing student population**: 13% of Herzing, Minneapolis’ student population is Asian American, and 1% self-identify as Native American Pacific Islander.
Over 90% of students are enrolled in a healthcare program (nursing or dental), 77% are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and 48% receive PELL assistance.
Source: *datausa.io **Herzing institutional research
Focus On Student Retention
Herzing is utilizing targeted interventions to ensure continued and improved first-year retention rates for AANAPI students. HU prides itself on graduation rates as they are the ultimate measure of student and institutional success. Seeing more students graduate and find fulfilling, meaningful work is our #1 goal.
Enhanced Tutoring Services
Healthcare programs culminate with a high-stakes exam to secure a license to practice. Herzing’s focus is to improve the academic performance and career readiness of students through increased utilization of academic and co-curricular supportive services and professional licensure preparation. Our healthcare programs have built-in milestones to help us identify when a student needs additional support.
Campus Cultural Center
This is a space on campus for students to collaborate with each other and with faculty. Students can study, access modern workstations, and take proctored exams with accommodations. This is the place where HU will offer peer-to-peer mentoring, facilitate workshops for lowering test anxiety, offer mental health services, and have a little fun too - with events that raise awareness and increase cultural sensitivity.
The AANAPSI Grant began in late 2023 and will run through September 2028. HU is excited about what these additional resources will mean for our diverse student population and looks forward to sharing results along the way.