Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2020-21

Excelencia in Education
March 2022


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.

In 2020-21, HSIs are located in 29 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These institutions represent 18% of all institutions of higher education and enroll 66% of Latino undergraduates.

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


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