Lesson 9D: Special Colleges
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HSIs— Hispanic Serving Institutions
• Schools with at least 25% Hispanic undergraduate population.
• Dedicated to assisting first generation college students.
• Receive extra money for faculty development, curriculum development, career services,academic tutoring, laboratory equipment… and the list goes on and on and on!!!
Look at the the table on page 61 of your workbook to find those HSI’s in Texas.
These enhanced features can serve all ethnicities, so if you go to an HSI, regardless of your background, you benefit from the HSI funding!
HBCUs—Historically Black Colleges and Universities
• Founded primarily for the education of African Americans.
• 16% of all African-American higher education students attend HBCUs.
• Schools receive extra funding to help African Americans enter disciplines in which they have traditionally been underrepresented.
• These can be excellent institutions to explore cultural heritage and gain an affordable, highly respectable education.