Excelencia Releases Annual Analysis of Institutions and Programs That Serve Latino Students

March 25, 2022

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Title: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2020-21

Source: Excelencia in Education

Using the most recent publicly available data from the National Center on Education Statistics, Excelencia in Education has released their annual analysis of institutions that enroll and graduate Latino students.

Looking at data on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Emerging HSIs (eHSIs), and HSIs with graduate programs (gHSIs), their analysis reveals a decline in the number of HSIs between the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. This decrease in HSIs—the first in 20 years—was attributed in part to declining enrollment and institutional closings during the pandemic.

Along with the lists of HSIs, eHSIs, and gHSIs, other key data points from their most recent analysis include:

  • HSIs represent 18 percent of all institutions of higher education, enrolling 66 percent of Latino undergraduate students at locations across 29 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico
  • Almost half (46 percent) of all students enrolled at HSIs are Latino.
  • The majority of HSIs are four-year (about 60 percent), public (68 percent) institutions.
  • Emerging HSIs (eHSIs) – institutions that have15-24.9 percent full-time equivalent Hispanic student enrollment – grew by 31 institutions during the 2020-21 academic year. The majority of states (40) have at least one eHSI.
  • Over 40 percent of HSIs offer graduate programs (gHSIs). Of the 238 gHSIs, 148 offer doctoral degree programs.

Click here to access the HSI lists and accompanying resources, including a fact sheet, interactive dashboard, and StoryMap on longitudinal growth of HSIs.

—Danielle Melidona

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