Everyone Wants to Be a Hispanic-Serving Institution
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Sarah Brown and Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Historically, most Hispanic-serving institutions were small community colleges. Now, more four-year colleges are joining their rapidly expanding ranks.
But becoming a Hispanic-serving institution doesn’t specifically require serving Hispanic students, just enrolling them. New research suggests that the government program designed to support Hispanic education is disbursing too little money among too many colleges, without any assurance Hispanic students are actually benefiting.