The Texas Hispanic Serving Institutions Consortium (N=100) was founded in 2005 by Laredo College, along with St. Edward’s University, Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Del Mar University, Houston Community College, and other early members. The Consortium had the support of a small USDA grant, in order to build the pipeline of students transferring from 2-yr. HSIs to 4-yr. HSIs, and also moving into graduate programs at HSI research universities. In addition, the work of the Consortium has focused on strengthening STEM pathways for students at Texas HSIs and providing scholarships to students at our member institutions.
The Consortium has grown from 43 HSIs in Texas in 2005, to 100 HSIs in 2021. It should also be noted that with another 41 emerging HSIs in Texas, the total of 141 HSIs and emerging HSIs represents about 92% of all Texas colleges and university (N=154). Finally, the Consortium puts an emphasis on the second word of “Hispanic Serving Institutions.” We serve our students. We further recognize that scholarships make graduates, and that more Hispanic graduates for the State of Texas increases the economic and workforce outlook for all our citizens.
|Profile of Texas Hispanic-Serving Institutions (N=100)|
|Public (N=77)||Private (N=23)||Total (or Average)|
|Total Enrollment – Headcounts based on most recent HACU data (www.hacu.net) and IPEDS (www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds)||1,534,663||68,596||1,603,259|
|Economically Disadvantaged (Pell eligible)||647,627||30,868||678,495|
|First-Generation students (from 21% to 42% across institutions)||475,746||20,579||496,324|
|Academically Disadvantaged/First time students enrolled in one developmental (remedial) course||583,171||21,951||605,122|
|1-Year fall-to-fall Retention Rate||72.2%||73.5%||72.9%|
|2-Year Graduation rates (associate degrees)||32.0%||48.0%||40.0%|
|4 -year Graduation rates (baccalaureate degrees)||35.0%||47.1%||41.1%|
|Completion Percentage – after 6 years (all undergraduate degrees). (www.thecb.state.tx.us and http://www.icut.org)||60.0%||65.7%||62.9%|