In this series, we provide an analysis of three groups of institutions: 1) Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), 2) Emerging Hispanic Institutions (eHSIs), and 3) HSIs with Graduate Programs (gHSIs) based on publicly available data for 2019-20.
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are defined in federal legislation as accredited, degree-granting public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment. Excelencia developed the Emerging HSIs (eHSI category)—institutions with undergraduate FTE Hispanic enrollment of 15-24.9%—to track the growth of potential HSIs. The list of institutions identified as HSIs in these analyses is not intended to designate eligibility for any specific program; rather, the list is meant to assist in considering and analyzing the institutions that meet the basic legislative definition of a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The following list of HSIs was created using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).