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Over half of all Latino undergraduate students in higher education (53%) are enrolled in 10 percent of institutions in the United States identified as Hispanic-serving Institutions (HSIs).

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are defined in federal law as accredited and degree-granting public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent student enrollment.

The defining characteristic of HSIs is their Hispanic enrollment, not their institutional mission. While there were 311 institutions that met the HSI enrollment criteria in 2010-2011, there were also 242 institutions that had between 15 and 24 percent undergraduate full-time equivalent Hispanic enrollment. These institutions are identified as emerging HSIs.

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— Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2010-11 Report