June 25, 2021

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

HACU launches Hispanic-Serving Institutions IPEDS data dashboard, HSIs list by congressional districts to aid advocates

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has released additional data and tools on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), based on its 2019-20 IPEDs data analysis released in April. An interactive HSIs IPEDS data dashboard launched on HACU’s Advocacy Center provides a comprehensive overview of the 569 HSIs located across the nation. A downloadable HSIs Quick Facts is also available.

Data shows that HSIs are in 185 congressional districts in 28 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 362 Emerging HSIs (eHSIs) are in 197 congressional districts in 34 states. HSIs and eHSIs are found in all but 12 states. The data points presented in the dashboard and these two lists are helpful tools for congressional meetings and advocating on the impact and value of HSIs. 

HACU’s Advocacy Center new features:

  • HSIs IPEDS data dashboard visually displays the location of HSIs in each state by sector; distribution of HSIs by state; racial-ethnic composition of undergraduate and graduate headcount; faculty instructional staff and non-faculty instruction staff demographics; and student majors and services offered at HSIs.

    Access the Dashboard here.

  • HSIs and eHSIs congressional district lists include the representatives and the HSIs located in their district.

     Download HSIs list by congressional district here.

   Download eHSIs lists by congressional district here.

   Download HSI Quick Facts here

HSIs are defined by Title V of the Higher Education Act (HEA) as not-for-profit institutions of higher education with a full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25% Hispanic.

Emerging HSIs, not defined by federal law, are not-for-profit institutions of higher education that are between 15-24.9% FTE undergraduate Hispanic student enrollment.

HACU encourages its members and advocates for HSIs to utilize the dashboard and lists by congressional districts in advocacy efforts. Collective advocacy efforts are needed to increase federal investments in HSI to support the growing numbers of their students.

Celebrate Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, September 13-19, 2021.