Examining HSI and EHSI Potential for Latino Community Development

PI: Rene Rosenbaum (Michigan State University)
Co-PI: Stephen Jeanetta (University of Missouri)
Award: $24,995

Project Abstract

Hispanic demographic change has resulted in large numbers of Latinos in higher education, with the majority (60%) enrolled at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), where student enrollment is 25 percent or more Hispanic.  Federal funding of HSIs the last 20 years has helped their number to nearly double.  This project examines the North Central Region’s 18 HSIs and 25 Emerging Hispanic Service Institutions (EHSIs), where Latinos make up between 12 and 24 percent of enrollment, to map their strengths and explore the possibility of working jointly with LGU personnel on Latino community development projects.