As Latino representation in U.S. higher education grows, a reality check of public policies and institutional practices that support Latino students’ access, persistence, and graduation is needed. Excelencia’s work examines financial aid strategies aimed at increasing enrollment, academic success and degree completion. This work seeks to understand what influences Latino students’ financial aid participation and choices as well as identifying institutional practices that are effective in enrolling, retaining, and graduating Latino students. In turn, the analysis can inform ongoing efforts to refine and improve financial aid for post-traditional students.
In 2014-15, 80 HSIs had FTE enrollments where 80% or more of the students body is Latino.
Excelencia in Education. 2016. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2014-15 at a Glance.