COVER-25 Years of HSIs - Growth of HSIs Over 25 Years

25 Years of HSIs: A Glance on Progress - Changes Over 25 Years

Excelencia in Education
December 2020


Return to 25 Years of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): A Glance On Progress



Overall, the number of HSIs has nearly tripled over 25 years, but the number of HSIs has grown at a faster pace in the last decade than in the first 15 years.

  • The number of HSIs has nearly tripled over 25 years. In 2018-19, there were 539 HSIs, compared to 189 in 1994-95 – an increase of 350 institutions (an 185% increase).
  • The number of HSIs doubled within nineteen years. The number of HSIs about doubled from 189 in 1994-95 to 370 in 2012-13.
  • The growth in HSIs has accelerated in the last 9 years. In 2010-11, the number of HSIs surpassed 300 (311 HSIs) and has accelerated since then to reach the 539 HSIs today, (an increase of 228 HSIs in just 9 years).
  • The growth of HSIs is due to the growth of Latino student enrollment at HSIs in the last 25 years. In 2018-19, HSIs enrolled over 2.1 million Latino undergraduates, compared to 490,000 in 1994-95–an increase of about 1.6 million students (a 329% increase).


Infographic-Growth of HSIs Over 25 Years (1994-95 to 2018-19)

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