July 2012

The defining characteristic of HSIs is their Hispanic enrollment, not their institutional mission. While there were 311 institutions that met the HSI enrollment criteria in 2010-2011, there were also 242 institutions that had between 15 and 24 percent undergraduate full-time equivalent Hispanic
enrollment. These institutions are identified as emerging HSIs.

While emerging HSIs do not have the critical mass of Latino student enrollment required to meet the definition of an HSI, these institutions may soon meet the criteria as their enrollment grows and Latino representation increases.

  • HSI Research
  • List of HSIs


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