Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (eHSIs): 2019-2020

Excelencia in Education
April 2021


The defining characteristic of HSIs is their Hispanic enrollment, not their institutional mission. While there were 569 institutions that met the HSI enrollment criteria in 2019-20, there were also 362 institutions that had between 15 and 24.9 percent undergraduate full-time equivalent Hispanic enrollment. These institutions are identified as emerging HSIs (eHSIs).

While emerging HSIs do not have the critical mass of Latino student enrollment required to meet the definition of an HSI, these institutions may soon meet the criteria as their enrollment grows and Latino representation increases.

Suggested citation: Excelencia in Education. (2021). Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (eHSIs): 2019 -20. Washington, D.C.: Excelencia in Education.


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