Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2016-17

Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2016-2017

Excelencia in Education
May 2018


The defining characteristic of HSIs is their Hispanic enrollment, not their institutional mission. While there were 492 institutions that met the HSI enrollment criteria in 2016-2017, there were also 333 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.

Suggested citation: Excelencia in Education. (2018). Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2016 -17. Washington, D.C.: Excelencia in Education.

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