WILMINGTON — Goldey-Beacom College has been named an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in its analysis on the 2021-22 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System enrollment data, which shows an increase in the number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and continued growth in Hispanic student enrollment at colleges and universities.
In 2021-22, there were 572 institutions that met the definition of an Hispanic-Serving Institution compared to 559 in 2020-21. Hispanic-Serving Institution are defined as having 25% or more undergraduate Hispanic student full-time equivalent enrollment.
In 2021-22, Hispanic-Serving Institutions enrolled 65.6% of all Hispanic undergraduates and 30.5% of all undergraduate students in nonprofit postsecondary education.
GBC is among the number of Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions — colleges approaching the 25% Hispanic student enrollment threshold, showed growth to be 400 in 2021-22, compared to 393 in 2020-21.
“It is encouraging to see the enrollment at Hispanic-Serving Institutions return to numbers prior to the pandemic,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “HSIs are critical to developing a diverse competitive 21st century workforce. We hope Congress will address the underfunding of these vital institutions to ensure that funding is commensurate with the number of students they serve.”