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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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Looking Beyond the Obvious

Countless schools are eager to welcome talented, promising students of color, but many minority students limit their choices to only the most obvious picks. For instance, according to Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit policy group, about half of Hispanic undergraduate students attend just 6% of the nation’s colleges and universities.

These schools are considered Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) because 25% or more of the undergraduate student body are Hispanics. Places with a significant number of these institutions include campuses connected to the University of Puerto Rico, California State University, City University of New York, Los Angeles Community College District, and the University of Texas. The heavily ...

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