National Briefing on 25 Years of HSIs

National Briefing on 25 Years of HSIs

"Learning and sharing what institutions are doing to intentionally serve Latino students and accelerating their impact is critical to our nation’s future."

- Deborah Santiago, CEO, Excelencia in Education



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National Briefing on 25 Years of HSIs


As Higher Education Evolves, Institutions Strive to Serve Latino Students

The year 2020 marked the 25 anniversary of federal funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Since our beginning, Excelencia in Education has taken responsibility for chronicling the impact and changes across HSIs, issuing the annual list of institutions, creating the definition of Emerging HSIs, and producing numerous seminal briefs and fact sheets.

We are proud to serve as an information source on HSIs and pleased to present our national project, 25 Years of HSIs, developed with support from institutional leaders.

Yet we know data are only as effective as they are used. To share the data with stakeholders and explore the challenges and opportunities in serving Latino students, we co-hosted briefings in Florida, New York, California, Texas and Arizona. Excelencia presents the National Briefing on 25 Years of HSIs below.





Featured Speakers - National Briefing 25 Years of HSIs


Featured Speakers - National Briefing 25 Years of HSIs


Excelencia’s Call to Action

HSIs are defined by their concentrated enrollment of Latino students. As Excelencia has noted since our founding, enrollment is essential, but not sufficient, to intentionally serve Latino students, or meet the needs of our country’s future workforce and civic leadership. Enrolling and serving the vibrant growing Latino student population is an opportunity available for all colleges and universities who choose to respond.

Want to join us as we build the momentum to accelerate Latino student success and ensure America’s future?


Become part of Excelencia’s tactical plan.

Learn more about our tactical plan by exploring our portfolio and the links below.


DESIGN a national acceleration plan for Latinos - Ensuring America’s Future.

TRACK degree completion goals and measures of progress Latino College Completion: US.

ADVOCATE publicly societal benefits for raising Latinos’ degree completion Policy framework.

ALIGN educational support efforts with limited resources Technical Assistance Institutes.

REPLICATE or expand institutional practices that are working for Latino students Examples of Excelencia.

INCREASE both support to and the accountability of institutions enrolling large numbers of Latino students to improve academic quality, retention, and degree completion Seal of Excelencia.

BUILD a community of common cause Excelencia in Action network.

EVOLVE efforts to support institutional transformation as trusted intermediary.


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