25 Years of HSIs

25 Years of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

As the young Latino population grows, along with their enrollment in college, so too does the opportunity to serve these students better. Doing this is an absolute necessity. The very foundation of higher education is changing, and we need institutional transformation to more intentionally serve Latino students now.

Deborah Santiago, Co-founder and CEO, Excelencia in Education

 

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What are Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and how have they evolved over 25 years?

HSIs first received federal funding 25 years ago (1995)--three years after being initially included in the Higher Education Act. In recognition, Excelencia set up this page to expand the awareness and knowledge of HSIs, share research and analyses, and make data available to researchers in hopes additional research and knowledge-sharing occurs as the institutions that become HSIs continue to evolve.

     


Excelencia in Education leadership has worked with, studied, and learned from institutions meeting the HSI criteria these 25 years. Along the way, Excelencia :

  • developed a methodology for creating a list of HSIs;
  • created and popularized the category of Emerging Hispanic-Serving institutions (EHSIs);
  • added the development of lists for Hispanic-Serving Institutions with Graduate programs (GHSIs);
  • produced analysis, lists, and briefs to better understand Latino student success; and,
  • engaged communities of HSIs committed to more intentionally serve their students.

     

Upcoming Releases

Excelencia is releasing this analysis over the next few months to inform and compel more discussions on HSIs and Latino student success:

What data can researchers access to do their own research on HSIs? Excelencia in Education is making three datasets available on 25 years of HSIs, Emerging HSIs, and HSIs with Graduate programs for researchers to conduct their own analysis for a nominal fee.

  

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What have we learned about HSIs from Excelencia? Excelencia has released over 15 publications with analysis to better understand HSIs since we began in 2004.

  

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How can we get a quick snapshot of HSIs over 25 years? Our publication, 25 Years of HSIs at a Glance, provides a set of factsheets, figures, and graphics of Excelencia’s analysis of 25 years of federal funding for HSIs.

  

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How long does it take an Emerging HSI to become an HSI? This brief summarizes analysis on the number of years it takes an Emerging HSI to reach HSI status and the factors that influence this pace to meet the enrollment threshold of an HSI.  

  

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How has federal policy on HSIs evolved over the last 25 years? This policy brief reviews 25 years of investment in HSIs with a focus toward strengthening the capacity of these institutions to accelerate Latino student success.

  

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Where are HSIs located now and over 25 years? This provides an interactive set of story maps that visualize the representation of HSIs by growth and geography over 25 years.

 

  

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