Most people are probably not aware that more than six-in-ten of the nation’s Latino undergraduates are enrolled in only 11 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. A new online resource center, the Hispanic SERVING Institutions Center for Policy and Practice, will provide comprehensive information on these Hispanic-Serving Institutions, also known as HSIs, whose student bodies are over one quarter Hispanic.
“This new center will help us fill an important void for policy makers and institutional, community, philanthropic, and business leaders seeking to better understand HSIs in order to improve Latino student success,” said Excelencia in Education vice president Deborah Santiago.
Excelencia in Education, a national nonprofit that uses data and analysis to identify and promote best practices in order to increase Hispanic college completion, will launch the online center in September with a grant from the nonprofit TG corporation.
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