25 Years of HSIs: A Glance on Progress - HSIs and MSIs

25 Years of HSIs: A Glance on Progress - HSIs and MSIs

Excelencia in Education
December 2020

Overview

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

 

OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS:

  • HSIs represent the majority of MSIs, and their numbers have increased significantly while others have increased nominally. Since 1994-95, HSIs have grown by 350, while there are eight fewer HBCUs, six more TCUs, and 30 more AANAPISIs.
  • HSIs account for more than half of MSIs. By 2018-19, HSIs represent 53% of MSIs, while HBCUs represent 9%, TCUs represent 3%, and AANAPISIs represent 35%.

Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs): mostly under Title III of the Higher Education Act, defined as institutions that serve high concentrations of minority and/or needy students.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): under Title V of the Higher Education Act as amended in 2008, defined as accredited, degreegranting public or private not-for-profit institutions of higher education with 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent student (FTE) enrollment.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, defined as any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association.

Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs): under Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, defined as an institution of higher education which is formally controlled, or has been formally sanctioned, or chartered, by the governing body of an Indian tribe or tribes.

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs): under Title III of the Higher Education Act, originally authorized in 2007, defined as accredited, degreegranting public or private not-for-profit institutions of higher education with an FTE enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10% Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander students. Excelencia used IPEDS data to calculate the potential list of AANAPISIs for 1994-95 based on the definition criteria.

Infographic-Change in Number of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) 1994-95 to 2018-19

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