March 13, 2019
Data from 2017-18 academic year shows 31 new Institutions became HSIs
San Antonio, Texas - The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released an analysis of 2017-18 academic year which shows an increase in the number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and continued growth in Hispanic student enrollment at colleges and universities.
HSIs have 25 percent or more of Hispanic student enrollment. In 2017-18, 15 percent of all institutions of higher education enrolled 66 percent of all Latino undergraduates.
Additionally, the number of Emerging HSIs, or colleges approaching the 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment threshold, showed a minor decline from the previous year, which was 333 compared to 328 in the latest data.
Some important facts about HSIs to note:
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. In 1992, HACU led the effort to convince Congress to formally recognize campuses with high Hispanic enrollment as federally designated HSIs and to begin targeting federal appropriations to those campuses. Today, HACU represents more than 500 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and also school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions. HACU’s headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, and regional offices are in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, California.