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In 2015-16, there were 472 HSIs located in 19 states and Puerto Rico. These institutions represented 14% of all institutions of higher education an d enrolled 64% of Latino undergraduates.
Excelencia in Education has conducted analysis on HSIs since 2004 and annually releases the list of institutions meeting the basic definition every year.
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) enroll over 60 percent of Latino undergraduates and generally enroll a high enrollment of needy students with relatively limited resources. The federal government has funded the development of HSIs since 1995 to expand and enhance their capacity, quality, and the educational achievement of their Latinos and other low-income students. This brief examines the impact of 20 years of investment in HSIs and the link of this support on Latino student success.
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