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ERIC Number: ED537690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Changes in Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Lists: 2009-10 and 2010-11
Santiago, D.
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
As the Latino population continues to grow, so will the number of Latino college students, and the concentration of these students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). In federal legislation the definition of an HSI is predicated on enrollment, institution type and control, and degree-granting status. As any of these characteristics of an institution change, their identification as an HSI may also change; therefore, the number of institutions identified as HSIs can change from year to year. Comparing HSI lists from one year to the next can be helpful in understanding how such characteristics can affect an institution's identification as an HSI, as well as the overall number of HSIs. The number of institutions that met the HSI criteria from 2009-10 to 2010-11 increased. Comparing the 2009-10 and 2010-11 HSI lists side by side showed differences. Some institutions that were HSIs in 2009-10 were no longer HSIs in 2010-11. Other institutions became HSIs for the first time in 2010-11. This comparison showed there are four main reasons for this change. These include: (1) increased their Hispanic undergraduate full-time equivalent enrollment above 25 percent; (2) decreased their Hispanic undergraduate full-time equivalent enrollment below 25 percent; (3) changed their institutional status from a not-for-profit to a for-profit; and (4) had their highest course degree offerings fall below an associate's degree. A glossary of terms is appended. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables, and 9 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education