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Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino Students

January 2010


This brief examines Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) -- institutions that do not yet meet the HSI enrollment threshold of 25 percent, but which are within the critical mass range of 15-24 percent and have the potential to become HSIs in the next few years.


The brief integrates national data with data from a web-based survey and four case studies to examine Emerging HSIs' awareness of Latinos as a definable group on their campus, as well as changes in institutional practices to better serve their Latino students.

The four Emerging HSIs studied in this brief include:

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)
  • Palm Beach Community College-Lake Worth (FL)
  • Texas State University-San Marcos (TX)
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver (CO)

Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino Students was made possible through a TG Public Benefit Program grant.

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