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MEMBER ADVISORY

June 11, 2020

HSIs are now in 181 Congressional Districts in 25 states, DC, and Puerto Rico

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has released on the HACU Advocacy Center, its 2018-19 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (eHSIs) congressional district lists. These lists are a key tool in HACU’s advocacy to highlight growing number of institutions with Hispanic students. The information is helpful to representatives of institutions that meet with members of Congress to advocate for their institution on the impact and value of HSIs.

HSIs are defined in federal law as not-for-profit institutions of higher education with a full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. HACU’s analysis of the 2018-19 IPEDs data reveals that 539 HSIs are in 181 congressional districts in 25 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. Emerging HSIs, not defined in federal law, are not-for-profit institutions of higher education that are between 15 and 24.9 percent FTE undergraduate Hispanic student enrollment. Data indicates 352 eHSIs are in 191 congressional districts in 34 states and Puerto Rico. HSIs and eHSIs are present in all but 11 states.

HACU encourages you to make use of the lists by congressional districts in your own advocacy efforts. It is only through our collective advocacy that we will be able to increase federal investments in HSIs and help support their growing numbers and their students.

View the HSI and eHSI lists by congressional district here.

HACU Annual Report for 2019

HACU has also published its Annual Report for 2019. Highlights include the inaugural cohort of HACU’s Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo, the 15th anniversary of the HACU and Southwest Airlines ¡Lánzate! Travel Program, and passage of the FUTURE Act.

View Annual Report on HACU’s website or by clicking here.