As we honor and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this September 15-October 15, we also recognize the over 500 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in the U.S. These degree-granting institutions have at least 25% Hispanic full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollments. And, according to the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU), as of 2020 there were 393 emerging HSIs with 15-24.9% full-time enrollment. HSIs are on the rise!
In a proclamation designating September 12-18, 2022 as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, President Biden said, “Today, Hispanic students make up nearly 20 percent of college undergraduates in the United States. They are our future leaders — the next generation of doctors and teachers, entrepreneurs and artists, first responders and scientists, elected officials and activists. Ensuring that these young people are prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow is critical to the future of our Nation. That is why this week we celebrate Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), which foster cultures of belonging and respect on their campuses and offer Hispanic students a nurturing, inclusive environment to learn and grow.”
Click here to read the entire proclamation.
And access a 2022 Fact Sheet about Hispanic Higher Education and HSIs here.