What are PBIs?

Incorporated in the Higher Education Act in 2008, Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) are defined as institutions that:

  • Serves 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.