Over half of all Latino undergraduate students in higher education are enrolled in just over 10% of institutions in the United States, identified as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). As the Latino population continues to grow, the number of Latino college-bound students and the number of HSIs are also projected to grow.

These publications are a resource to help understand the critical role HSIs play in Latino students’ access and success in higher education.


This brief examines the profiles of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Representing a small percentage of all institutions of higher education, HBCUs and HSIs enroll a large portion of all African American and Hispanic students, giving them an important role in educating the country’s future workforce.

Highlighting the Top 10 HSIs enrolling and graduating Latino students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


These factsheets provide information on HSIs, such as location, governance, admissions, overview, history, definition, emerging HSIs, and HSIs with graduate programs.