Hispanic Serving Institutions

Hispanic-Serving Institutions

A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is defined as a higher education institution where total Hispanic enrollment of undergraduate full-time students makes up at least 25 percent of the total enrollment. CSN submitted its application to the U.S. Department of Education in December 2014 to be eligible to apply for grants and become the first federally designated HSI in Nevada. This was followed by NSC (2016), UNLV (2017), TMCC (2017), WNC (2019) being designated as eligible HSI’s.

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Task Force

The HSI Task Force provides a system-wide approach in supporting NSHE’s institutions as they work toward receiving full HSI designation, enabling them to compete for federal grants. The task force concept was born out of a meeting with concerned community stakeholders in southern Nevada, and is focused on providing a statewide view, with full collaboration, as our teaching institutions move toward HSI status.