COVER- 25 Yrs of HSIs - Growth of HSIs With Graduate Programs

25 Years of HSIs: A Glance on Progress - Growth in HSIs with Graduate Programs

Excelencia in Education
December 2020


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  • The number of HSIs with graduate programs has increased. In 2018-19, 215 HSIs offered graduate programs, compared to 48 HSIs with graduate programs in 1994-95, a 348% increase.
  • More states and locations have HSIs with graduate programs. In 2018-19, 19 total states and locations had at least one HSI with graduate programs, compared to 10 states and locations in 1994-95.
  • There was a significant increase in HSIs with graduate programs that offer doctoral degrees. In 2018-19, 127 HSIs with graduate programs offered doctoral degrees, compared to 21 in 1994-95, a 505% increase.
  • Latino graduate student enrollment at HSIs with graduate programs has significantly increased. In 2018-19, there were 114,696 Latino graduate students enrolled at HSIs, compared to 23,308 in 1994-95, a 392% increase.


Growth in Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) w/Graduate Programs 1994-95 to 2018-19

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