Essay: Creating a List of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Essay: Creating a List of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

July 2011

Overview

The purpose of this issue brief is to provide a common definition and methodology for identifying HSIs that will result in better analysis and more accuracy. Using a common definition based on an established methodology will more accurately represent this group of institutions. As the Latino population continues to grow, so will the number of Latino college-bound students. The number and size of HSIs will also continue to grow and can play a critical role in enhancing Latino students' access to higher education throughout the United States.

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