Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Fact Sheet: 2020-21

Excelencia in Education
March 2022


In 2020-21, there are 559 HSIs located in 29 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For the first time in 20 years, the number of HSIs has decreased from 569 in 2019-20 to 559 in 2020-21. This decrease is due, in part, to enrollment declines, institutional closings, and consolidation during the pandemic. While the number of HSIs has decreased, the number of eHSIs and gHSIs has increased.

In this fact sheet, we provide a summary of HSIs, Emerging HSIs (eHSIs), and HSIs with Graduate Programs (gHSIs).

Suggested citation: Excelencia in Education. (2022). Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Fact Sheet: 2020-21. Washington, D.C.: Excelencia in Education.


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Learn more about how 21 HSIs strategically used their CARES funding to intentionally support Latino students in Excelencia’s Medium post, Intentionally Serving Latino Students During the Pandemic: Institutional Investments.


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