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April 30, 2012
NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU-member institutions among those granted HSACU certification

As a result of advocacy efforts by HACU and its allies, a new designation has been granted for those Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) that offer accredited degree programs in agriculture-related fields and award at least 15% of those degrees to Hispanic students.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its procedures to certify eligible HSIs as Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs). From the 71 HSIs that qualify for this designation, 57 are HACU-member institutions. 

Click here for a list of the institutions granted certification and eligible for HSACU programs for the period starting October 1, 2011 and ending September 30, 2012.

Click here for information on the HSACU Certification Process.