Hispanic Serving Institutions

Hispanic serving institutions

Hispanic – Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2012-13

HSIs are defined in federal law as accredited and degreegranting public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic fulltime equivalent student (FTE) enrollment.

Emerging Hispanic – Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2012-13

Over half of all Latino undergraduate students in higher education (59%) are enrolled in 11 percent of institutions in the United States identified as Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs).

Summary of the 2012-13 HSI List

In the 1980s, leaders recognized a small set of institutions enrolled a large percentage of Latino students but had low levels of resources to educate these students. The classification of HispanicServing Institutions (HSIs) formally recognized these institutions for capacitybuilding and other support.