Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

HSIs are defined in federal law (the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Title V, 2008) as accredited, degree-granting, public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment. Given the annual changes in college enrollment, the numbers of HSIs changes every year.

There are additional criteria for Title V program eligibility – a competitive capacity building grant program to enhance academic quality at HSIs and increase Latino and other low-income students’ educational opportunities.

Learn more about data on HSIs.

This graphic shows the institutions identified as HSIs in 2015-16, by location.

This graphic provides quick bits of information on the 409 HSIs identified for the 2013-14 academic year.

This graphic provides quick bits of information on the 370 HSIs identified for the 2012-13 academic year.

This graphic shows the institutions that were identified as HSIs in 2013-14, by location.

This graphic shows the institutions that were identified as HSIs in 2013-14, by institutional sector.

This graphic shows the growth in Latino undergraduate enrollment, by institutional sector from 1994-95 to 2013-14.

This graphic shows the growth in the number of HSIs from 1994-95 to 2013-14.

This graphic shows the growth in Hispanic-Serving Institutions at the top three locations with HSIs from 1994-95 to 2013-14.

This graphic shows the growth in percent and the number Latino undergraduate enrollment at HSIs from 1994-95 to 2013-14.

This graphic shows growth in Latino enrollment at 2-year HSIs from 1994-95 to 2013-14.

This graphic shows the growth in Latino enrollment at 4-year HSIs from 1994-95 to 2013-14.

This graphic shows the growth in total Latino undergraduate enrollment and the number of HSIs from 1994-95 to 2013-14.

This graphic shows the growth in the number of HSIs, by institutional sector from 1994-95 to 2013-14.