February 2006

HSIs (Hispanic-Serving Institutions) are important institutions for Latinos, yet little research exists on them. This brief serves as a primer on the conditions and history behind their invention, the processes for identification, and the general institutional characteristics of HSIs. It also offers an overview of how these institutions are contributing to Latino student success.

  • HSI Research
  • Issue Brief


Inventing Hispanic-Serving Institutions: The Basics

Research File