Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Research Landing Page

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

67%

HSIs enroll 67% of Latino undergraduates but are only 17% of all institutions.

Excelencia in Education analysis using: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS): 2018-2019 Fall Institutional Characteristics and Enrollment Surveys

  

For the 15th year in a row, Excelencia in Education has conducted and released its annual analysis that provides insight on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Emerging HSIs, and HSIs with graduate programs.

Visit the 2018-2019 Hispanic-Serving Institutions series page
for the latest analysis.

HSIs 2018-2019

539
HSIs
352
Emerging HSIs
1.44M
Latino Undergraduate Students
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Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and the Changing Landscape

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Excelencia in Education shares the latest analysis on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and the changing landscape, contextualizes HSIs and the eligibility definition of the Developing HSIs (Title V) program, distinguishes the opportunities for SERVING Hispanic students, and shares developing analysis and information on the CARES Act for HSIs.

COVID-19 and Federal Funds for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

HSIs and CARES Funding

Read about Excelencia in Education's ongoing analysis on how Latino students and the institutions they attend are funded by the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. Excelencia's analysis found the formula used to allocate funds reinforces funding inequities for Hispanic students and the institutions that enroll them. See a breakdown of the funding appropriated to Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in the CARES Act.

 

 

“Living up to the Designation: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)” –
Lumina Foundation podcast featuring Deborah Santiago, CEO, Excelencia in Education

 

Deborah Santiago, Excelencia in Education’s CEO and co-founder discusses the HSI designation, Excelencia’s focus on institutions SERVING Latino students, the distinction between equity and diversity, and future directions to increase Latino student success.

Deborah also talks about upon the creation of the Seal of Excelencia—a voluntary certification system for institutions using data, practice, and leadership—as one way to show intentionality in SERVING Latino students.

 

Where do Latinos go to college?

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI)

The institutions serving students with the highest need are also some of the most under-resourced. We must acknowledge and support these institutions—community colleges, open access, and public institutions. Latinos are heavily concentrated at these institutions and ensuring Latino student success requires financial resources for wraparound services or increased financial aid. Policy should focus on increasing institutional capacity to improve access and completion of Latino students in higher education.

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