COVER-Growth of HSIs Over the Years

Growth in HSIs - Excerpt from HSIs: 2018-19 At a Glance

Excelencia in Education
July 2020

Overview

For the entire HSIs: 2018-19 At a Glance document that includes all the factsheets visit Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2018-19 At a Glance.

Changes in 1 year

  • The number of HSIs continues to increase. In 2018-19, 539 institutions met the enrollment definition of HSIs, an increase of 16 institutions from last year (3% increase).
  • The number of Emerging HSIs has increased. In 2018-19, 352 institutions met the enrollment definition of an Emerging HSI, defined as institutions with 15-24.9% undergraduate Hispanic FTE enrollment, an increase of 24 institutions from last year (7% increase).
  • HSIs continue to represent a small portion of all institutions of higher education. HSIs represented 17% of institutions in 2018-19, similar to last year.
  • HSIs continue to enroll the majority of Latino students. In 2018-19, HSIs enrolled 67% of all Latino undergraduates, compared to 66% last year.
  • HSIs are in similar locations compared to last year. In 2018-19, HSIs were located in 25 states, DC and Puerto Rico, similar to last year.

Changes over 25 years

  • The number of HSIs has more than doubled over 25 years. In 2018-19, there were 539 HSIs, compared to 189 in 1994-95 – a net increase of 350 institutions (185%).
  • Latino student enrollment at HSIs has more than quadrupled in the last 25 years. In 2018-19, HSIs enrolled over 2.1 million Latino undergraduates, compared to 490,000 in 1994-95 – a net increase of about 1.6 million students (329%).

 

Source: Excelencia in Education analysis using U.S. Department of Education, NCES, IPEDS, 2018-19

  

Graphic-HSIs at a Glance: 2018-19 - Growth Over the Years