Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Publications

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Publications

18 yrs.

Number of years Excelencia in Education has been examining HSIs and their role in Latino student success in higher education.

 

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What have we learned about HSIs from Excelencia?

Excelencia in Education’s first publication in 2004 was “Latino Student Success at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.” And we have continued examining HSIs and their role in Latino student success in higher education ever since to frame issues, contexts, understanding and opportunities. For example, we created the emerging HSI indicator in 2009 based on our analysis of concentrated enrollment and institutional effort for intentionally serving Latinos. This compilation of publications represents work Excelencia has released over the last 18 years and includes issue briefs, HSI lists, and a compilation of years of data on HSIs.

  

ISSUE BRIEFS ON HSIs

Essay: Creating a List of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Essay: Creating a List of Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Publication Date: March 2022

The purpose of this essay is to provide a common definition and methodology for identifying HSIs that will result in better analysis and more accuracy. Using a common definition based on an established methodology will more accurately represent this group of institutions.

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COVER-Tapping Latino Talent - How HSIs Are Preparing Latino Students for the Workforce

Tapping Latino Talent: How HSIs are Preparing Latino Students for the Workforce
Publication Date: July 2020

This brief summarizes the efforts and strategies of practitioners at four trendsetting HSIs and their employer partners on how they are preparing their Latino students to enter the workforce and remain competitive.

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COVER-Examining Life Outcomes Among Graduates of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Examining Life Outcomes Among Graduates of Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Publication date: September 2018

This study, in partnership with Gallup, examines the role of HSIs since they enroll 65% of all Latino college students. Results from the study are based on 12 HSIs from our Excelencia in Action network.

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From Capacity to Success: HSIs, Title V, and Latino Students

From Capacity to Success: HSIs, Title V, and Latino Students
Publication Date: May 2016

This brief examines the impact of 20 years of investment in HSIs and the link of this support on Latino student success and found many of these institutions were investing in efforts linked to improving student success, such as faculty/curriculum development and student support services. It also offers recommendations for further research to refine the findings from this examination.

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Reality Check: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) on the Texas Border Strategizing Financial Aid

Reality Check: Hispanic-Serving Institutions on the Texas Border Strategizing Financial Aid
Publication Date: January 2011

This brief examines financial aid strategies aimed at increasing enrollment, academic success and degree completion at eight Texas Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) located along the U.S.-Mexico border serving low-income communities. These institutions rank among the top institutions, both statewide and nationally, in enrolling and graduating Latino students.

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Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino Students

Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino Students
Publication Date: February 2010

This brief examines Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) -- institutions that do not yet meet the HSI enrollment threshold of 25 percent, but which are within the critical mass range of 15-24 percent and have the potential to become HSIs in the next few years. The brief integrates national data with data from a web-based survey and four case studies to examine Emerging HSIs' awareness of Latinos as a definable group on their campus, as well as changes in institutional practices to better serve their Latino students.

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COVER-Leading in a Changing America: Presidential Perspectives from Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Leading in a Changing America: Presidential Perspectives from Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Publication Date: June 2009

This report portrays the perspectives and leadership choices by a select group of college and university presidents who are on the front lines of the changing higher education landscape.

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COVER-Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus Practices That Work for Latino Students

Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus Practices That Work for Latino Students
Publication Date: June 2008

This brief summarizes institutional practices from 12 top-ranked Hispanic-Serving Institutions working to improve student access, retention, and the academic achievement of their students overall and of Latino students in particular.

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COVER-Choosing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): A Closer Look at Latino Students' College Choices

Choosing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): A Closer Look at Latino Students’ College Choices
Publication Date: August 2007

This brief examines Latino students' college choices. While Latino students may not be aware of the HSI designation, they are in fact converting existing colleges and institutions into HSIs simply as a function of their own decisions-a trend that shows signs of continuing for several more years.

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COVER-Hearing from Presidents of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Defining Student Success, Measures of Accountability, and What it Means to be an HSI

Hearing from Presidents of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Defining Student Success, Measures of Accountability, and What it Means to be an HSI
Publication Date: January 2007

This brief profiles responses from individual interviews with college presidents to better understand their perspectives on three main topics:   1. Defining student success; 2. Measuring institutional accountability; and, 3. Describing what it means to be an HSI.

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Cover-Inventing Hispanic-Serving Institutions: The Basics

Inventing Hispanic-Serving Institutions: The Basics
Publication Date: March 2006

This brief serves as a primer on the conditions and history behind the invention of HSIs (Hispanic-Serving Institutions), the processes for identification, the general institutional characteristics of HSIs, and notes how these institutions are contributing to Latino student success.

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Latino Student Success at Hispanic Serving Institutions

Latino Student Success at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Publication Date: January 2004

This brief summarizes the discussions by the participating institutions over a 12-month period and their views about institutional practices that facilitate Latino student success. The brief also examines characteristics of institutions that serve Latinos, as well as ways to measure Latino student success and institutional effectiveness.

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HSI LISTS

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
Publication Date: Annual

The list of institutions identified as HSIs in this analysis is not intended to designate eligibility for any specific program; rather, the list is meant to assist in considering and analyzing the institutions that meet the basic legislative definition of a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

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Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (EHSIs)

Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
Publication Date: Annual

While emerging HSIs, institutions that had between 15 and 24 percent undergraduate full-time equivalent Hispanic enrollment, 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.

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Hispanic-Serving Institutions with Graduate Programs (GHSIs)

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with Graduate Programs
Publication date: Annual

Some HSIs offer graduate programs. The list of institutions identified as HSIs with graduate programs in this analysis is not intended to designate eligibility for any specific program; rather, the list is meant to assist in considering and analyzing the institutions that meet the legislative definition of an HSI and offer graduate programs.

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Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) 2018-2019 Fact Sheet

HSI Factsheets
Publication Date: Annual

This factsheet provides information on HSIs for an academic year such as, location, governance, admissions, tuition & fees, graduation, history, definition, and an overview.

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COVER - Infographic - Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) 2018-2019 Fast Facts

HSI Infographic
Publication Date: Annual

This infographic shows a snapshot of HSIs for an academic year, providing fast facts and visuals on information such as: the number of HSIs, location, enrollment, and more.

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HSIs Over the Years

25 Years of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)-Policy

Federal Policy on HSIs
Publication Date: Est. 2022

This policy brief reviews HSIs in federal programs with a focus toward strengthening the capacity of these institutions to accelerate Latino student success.

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25 Years of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)-How Long Does it Take an EHSI to Become an HSI

How long does it take an Emerging HSI to become an HSI?
Publication Date: Est. 2022

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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25 Years of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Story Maps

HSIs Interactive StoryMaps
Publication Date: March 2022

This provides an interactive set of story maps that visualize the representation of HSIs by growth, sector, and geography.

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25 Years of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) at at Glance

25 Years of HSIs: A Glance on Progress
Publication Date: December 2020

This set of factsheets provides a snapshot of 25 years of federal funding for HSIs with figures and graphics on growth, geography, enrollment, and more.

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25 Years of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Database for Researchers

HSIs Database for Researchers
Publication Date: March 2022

This set of three datasets on 27 years of HSIs, Emerging HSIs, and HSIs with graduate programs is available for researchers to conduct their own analysis for a nominal fee.

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