May 31, 2018
Number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in U.S. increases to 492
The 2016-17 academic year saw an additional 20 institutions become Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with concentrated growth in the number of Hispanics attending college. HSIs are defined in federal legislation as non-profit colleges or universities with 25% or more full-time-equivalent Hispanic undergraduate enrollment.
2016-17 enrollment data shows that 14% of all institutions of higher education (492 HSIs) enrolled 65% of all Hispanic undergraduates. Additionally, the number of Emerging HSIs, or colleges approaching the 25 percent Latino student enrollment threshold, also shows an upward trajectory from 323 to 333.
HACU Office of Policy Analysis and Information. 04/2018.
Source: 2016-17 IPEDS data using Title IV eligible, 2 year & 4 year, Public and Private, non-profit institutions.
For a PDF version of the Fact Sheet and HSI Map, please click here.
HACU Lists of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Emerging HSIs 2016-17, here