5 Dual Designated Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)

It has been projected that by 2020, we will become a majority minority nation. With this rapid change, more institutions will become Minority Serving Institutions and even achieve dual-designation status. This week’s Monday Morning MSI Line Up highlights 5 institutions that are already dual designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). These institutions work to support high numbers of Hispanic and Black students.

1. City Colleges of of Chicago – Malcolm X College 


Student Demographics: Black: 57% & Hispanic: 25%

2. El Camino College – Compton Center


Student Demographics: Black: 33.6% & Hispanic: 52.4%

3. Los Angeles Southwest College


Student Demographics: Black: 44.4% & Hispanic: 46.6%

4. West Los Angeles College


Student Demographics: Black: 30.4% &Hispanic: 40.0%

5. Metropolitan College of New York


Student Demographics: Black: 60% & Hispanic: 20%

State Spotlight: New York’s 10 AANAPISIs

by Marietess Masulit 

This week’s Monday Morning MSI Line Up is a #StateSpotlight on AANAPISIs in the state of New York. Check out each institution below!

1) Bramson ORT College


Bramson ORT College is a not-for-profit technical college that offers students affordable tuition, small class sizes, and hands-on training.

2) CUNY Bernard M Baruch College


Baruch College has one of the most diverse student populations in the country, serving over 18,000 students. Asian and Pacific Islander students account for 40% of the student population.

3) CUNY Brooklyn College

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Brooklyn College enrolls over 17,000 students and offers 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Asian students make up about 15% of the campus.

4) CUNY Hunter College 

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Hunter College was founded in 1870 and is the largest college within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. The campus serves over 23,000 students.

5) CUNY Kingsborough Community College


Kingsborough is dedicated to “providing both liberal arts and career education…to promote student learning and development.” The campus educates a diverse student population of approximately 14,000 students.

6) CUNY Queens College


Queens College was founded in 1937 and is viewed by its locals as “the college of the future.” Asian and Pacific Islander students account for 26% of the student population and the campus enrolls close to 19,000 students overall.

7) New York Institute of Technology


New York Institute of Technology serves approximately 12,000 students a year from all around the country. The campus offers 90 degree programs and is dedicated to providing career-oriented education and giving access to students.

8) Polytechnic Institute of New York University


Invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship are important aspects of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. The institution believes in project-based coursework to give students experiences in solving problems in order to push their thinking and innovation.

9) Pratt Institute-Main


Pratt was founded in 1887, with the main campus located in Brooklyn and another location in Manhattan. In total, the institution enrolls approximately 4,600 students.

10) St. John’s University – New York


St. John’s University is a private Catholic and Vincentian institution founded in 1870. The institution is committed to academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom, offering over 100 programs in the areas of business, education, health sciences, liberal arts, and more.

The 10 States/Territories with the Most Minority Serving Institutions

by DeShaun Bennett

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), as defined by the U.S Department of Education, are institutions of higher education whose enrollment of a single minority or a combination of minorities exceeds 50 percent of the total enrollment. MSIs represented 20 percent of the total U.S. undergraduate enrollment: approximately 3.6 million undergraduate students. Below are the 10 states/territories with the most MSIs:


*Note:Puerto Rico is not pictured on the map.

1) California (139)

  • College of Alameda
  • Allan Hancock College
  • American River College
  • Antelope Valley College
  • Bakersfield College
  • Barstow Community College
  • Cabrillo College
  • California College of the Arts
  • California State University-Bakersfield
  • California State University-Stanislaus
  • California State University-San Bernardino
  • California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
  • California State University-Dominguez Hills
  • California State University-Fresno
  • California State University-Fullerton
  • California State University-East Bay
  • California State University-Long Beach
  • California State University-Los Angeles
  • California State University-Northridge
  • California State University-Sacramento
  • University of California-Irvine
  • University of California-Riverside
  • California Christian College
  • Canada College
  • College of the Canyons
  • Casa Loma College-Van Nuys
  • Cerritos College
  • Chabot College
  • Chaffey College
  • Citrus College
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Coastline Community College
  • El Camino College-Compton Center
  • Contra Costa College
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Crafton Hills College
  • Cuyamaca College
  • Cypress College
  • De Anza College
  • College of the Desert
  • East Los Angeles College
  • El Camino Community College District
  • Evergreen Valley College
  • Fresno City College
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Fullerton College
  • Gavilan College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Hartnell College
  • Holy Names University
  • Humphreys College-Stockton and Modesto Campuses
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Reedley College
  • University of La Verne
  • Laguna College of Art and Design
  • Laney College
  • La Sierra University
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles Harbor College
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Los Angeles Southwest College
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Los Medanos College
  • Merced College
  • Merritt College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Mission College
  • Modesto Junior College
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Mount St. Mary’s College
  • Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
  • Napa Valley College
  • National University
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Ohlone Community College
  • Orange Coast College
  • Otis College of Art and Design
  • Oxnard College
  • Pacific Oaks College
  • University of the Pacific
  • Palo Verde College
  • Palomar College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Porterville College
  • Santa Ana College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Riverside City College
  • Sacramento City College
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego State University
  • University of San Francisco
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • San Jose City College
  • San Jose State University
  • College of San Mateo
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • College of the Sequoias
  • Skyline College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • Solano Community College
  • Southwestern College
  • University of Southern California
  • Taft College
  • Ventura College
  • Victor Valley College
  • Berkeley City College
  • West Hills College Coalinga
  • West Los Angeles College
  • West Valley College
  • Whittier College
  • Woodbury University
  • Yuba College
  • Antioch University-Santa Barbara
  • California State University-San Marcos
  • Los Angeles ORT College-Los Angeles Campus
  • Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus
  • Santiago Canyon College
  • California State University-Monterey Bay
  • East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus
  • California State University-Channel Islands
  • University of California-Merced
  • Community Christian College
  • West Hills College Lemoore
  • Woodland Community College
  • Norco College

2) Texas (68)

  • Alvin Community College
  • Amarillo College
  • Angelo State University
  • Austin Community College District
  • Coastal Bend College
  • Brazosport College
  • Brookhaven College
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Clarendon College
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
  • Del Mar College
  • Eastfield College
  • El Centro College
  • El Paso Community College
  • Galveston College
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Houston Community College
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of Houston
  • Howard College
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • Jarvis Christian College
  • Laredo Community College
  • Texas A & M International University
  • Lee College
  • Midland College
  • Mountain View College
  • Lone Star College System
  • North Lake College
  • Northwood University-Texas
  • Odessa College
  • Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio
  • The University of Texas-Pan American
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville
  • Paul Quinn College
  • Prairie View A & M University
  • Richland College
  • Saint Edward’s University
  • St Philip’s College
  • University of St Thomas
  • San Antonio College
  • San Jacinto Community College
  • Mary’s University
  • South Plains College
  • Southwest Texas Junior College
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • Southwestern Adventist University
  • Southwestern Christian College
  • Sul Ross State University
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville
  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Texas College
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen
  • Victoria College
  • Western Texas College
  • Wharton County Junior College
  • Wiley College
  • Palo Alto College
  • College of Biblical Studies-Houston
  • South Texas College
  • Northwest Vista College
  • Baptist University of the Americas

3) Puerto Rico (49)

  • American University of Puerto Rico
  • Universidad Adventista de las Antillas
  • Atlantic University College
  • Bayamon Central University
  • Carlos Albizu University-San Juan
  • Caribbean University-Bayamon
  • Caribbean University-Carolina
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios-San Juan
  • Universidad Metropolitana
  • Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music
  • Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico
  • Humacao Community College
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Guayama
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Ponce
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de San Juan
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Fajardo
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Guayama
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
  • University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla
  • University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
  • University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon
  • University of Puerto Rico-Carolina
  • University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
  • University of Puerto Rico-Humacao
  • University of Puerto Rico-Utuado
  • University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
  • University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences
  • University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
  • University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
  • Universidad Del Este
  • University of Sacred Heart
  • Universidad Central Del Caribe
  • Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico-Hato Rey Campus
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
  • Universidad Del Turabo
  • Caribbean University-Ponce
  • Caribbean University-Vega Baja
  • Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios-Humacao
  • Universal Technology College of Puerto Rico
  • Dewey University
  • Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios-Bayamon

4) New York (29)

  • Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
  • Boricua College
  • Bramson ORT College
  • Metropolitan College of New York
  • CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
  • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • CUNY Bronx Community College
  • CUNY Brooklyn College
  • CUNY City College
  • CUNY Hostos Community College
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • CUNY Kingsborough Community College
  • CUNY LaGuardia Community College
  • CUNY Lehman College
  • CUNY Medgar Evers College
  • CUNY New York City College of Technology
  • CUNY Queens College
  • CUNY Queensborough Community College
  • CUNY York College
  • Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus
  • Mercy College
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • The College of New Rochelle
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  • Pratt Institute-Main
  • Professional Business College
  • St. John’s University -New York

5) New Mexico (27)

  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Navajo Technical College
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana
  • Clovis Community College
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus
  • Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Junior College
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus
  • University of New Mexico-Main Campus
  • New Mexico State University-Alamogordo
  • New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
  • New Mexico State University-Grants
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus
  • University of New Mexico-Valencia County Campus
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • San Juan College
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • University of the Southwest
  • Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
  • University of New Mexico-Taos Campus
  • Mesalands Community College
  • Western New Mexico University

6) Georgia (27)

  • Albany Technical College
  • Darton State College
  • Albany State University
  • Atlanta Technical College
  • Point University
  • Atlanta Metropolitan State College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Augusta Technical College
  • Bainbridge College
  • Clayton State University
  • Columbus Technical College
  • East Georgia State College
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Southern Crescent Technical College
  • Interdenominational Theological Center
  • Central Georgia Technical College
  • Morehouse College
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Paine College
  • Savannah Technical College
  • Savannah State University
  • South Georgia Technical College
  • Spelman College
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Oconee Fall Line Technical College
  • Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs

7) North Carolina (25)

  • Bennett College for Women
  • Bladen Community College
  • Chowan University
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • Edgecombe Community College
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Halifax Community College
  • James Sprunt Community College
  • Johnson C Smith University
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Livingstone College
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Richmond Community College
  • Roanoke-Chowan Community College
  • Robeson Community College
  • Saint Augustine’s University
  • Shaw University
  • Wilson Community College
  • Winston-Salem State University

8) Illinois (22)

  • Chicago State University
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
  • College of DuPage
  • East-West University
  • Elgin Community College
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Lexington College
  • Morton College
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Oakton Community College
  • Prairie State College
  • Saint Augustine College
  • South Suburban College
  • Triton College
  • Waubonsee Community College
  • Harper College

9) Alabama (20)

  • Alabama A & M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College
  • Concordia College Alabama
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • George C Wallace State Community College-Selma
  • J F Drake State Technical College
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus
  • University of West Alabama
  • Miles College
  • Oakwood University
  • Alabama Southern Community College
  • Bishop State Community College
  • Selma University
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Stillman College
  • Talladega College
  • H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
  • Troy University
  • Tuskegee University

10) Florida (18)

  • Barry University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Broward College
  • Carlos Albizu University-Miami
  • Edward Waters College
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Trinity International University-Florida
  • Miami Dade College
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Saint John Vianney College Seminary
  • Thomas University
  • Valencia College
  • Hodges University
  • Johnson & Wales University-North Miami
  • City College-Miami

State Spotlight: Colorado’s 8 HSIs

by Jennifer Yang

With a total of 56 colleges and universities, Colorado is more than its largest flat-top mountain in Grand Mesa. In this week’s #statespotlight MSI Line Up, we highlight the 8 HSIs located in the state.

1) Adams State University

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Adams State University is the first college in the state to be federally designated an HSI. Since 2000, the university has been awarded multiple grants to strengthen the institution. Adams is committed to ensuring student success with its Guaranteed Tuition program.

2) Aims Community College


In fall of 2015, Aims Community College served 33% Hispanic students. A total of 3173 students received financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year.

3) Colorado State University – Pueblo


More than 25 percent of Colorado State University – Pueblo’s students are Hispanic. The university is committed to supporting their rapid-growing student population through their HSI designation.

4) Community College of Denver

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Community College of Denver was designated HSI in 2001. The funding has provided CDD with additional computer labs, academic advisors, and other support services. The college has also been able to offer more accelerated courses and strengthen the services provided by the Transfer Success Center and the Center Development Center.

5) Emily Griffith Technical College


Emily Griffith Technical College offers the most affordable tuition with the lowest cost per credit in the region. They have a proven track record of serving approximately 10,000 students annually with some of Colorado’s highest graduation and job placement rates. Each year, EGTC graduates 350 former high school dropouts.

6) Otero Junior College


Otero Junior College has been serving students for 75 years. The college helps students enter the workforce with skills necessary for entry level employment.

7) Pueblo Community College


In the academic year 2014-2015, Pueblo Community College served a total of 7,581 students. Of these, 3,829 students were full time and 322 students transferred to a four-year institution.

8) Trinidad State Junior College


Even with tuition 40 percent less than Colorado’s four-year colleges and universities, Trinidad State Junior College still maintains the highest completion rates of any community college in Colorado.