Top 50 Hispanic Serving Institutions
For Hispanic students, attending a school that is welcoming of their ethnicity and culture can be critical criteria — for both distance learning students and traditional on-campus students — and, due  to this, we have ranked the very best online schools particularly for Hispanic and Latina students.

Each of the schools we ranked are what is known as a Hispanic-Serving Institute (HSI) which is a higher education providing institute that participates in a federally-funded program that is designed at its core to assist colleges or universities operating in the United States that attempt to help first generation, majority low-income Hispanic and Latina students.

For an institute to be considered an HSI, it must satisfy the following criteria:

  • The college or university can not be a for-profit institution;
  • The college or university must offer at least a two-year academic program that will lead to a degree upon completion;
  • The college or university must be accredited by an accrediting body that is recognized by the Department of Education;
  • The college or university must have a high enrollment of students who demonstrate financial need or come from families with poverty level income and;
  • The college or university must have a minimum of a 25% Hispanic and Latina undergraduate full-time-equivalent student enrollment count.

Methodology:

We ranked schools based on the following criteria:

  • 50%: Student Retention Rates
  • 50%: Student Graduation Rates

We used these criteria to find the best schools possible and then compared our results against the HACU’s list of 269 Member Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to find the best schools for Hispanic students.

The resources utilized in this ranking are HACU’s list for which schools are an HSI, NCES’ and U.S. News and World Report’s databases for each school’s retention rates and graduation rates.

Also check out our ranking of the top 100 best online colleges.

Top 50 Online Hispanic-Serving Higher Learning Institutions:

50. Adams State University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/adamsstate/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/adamsstate

Website – http://www.adams.edu/

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Adams State University, which is commonly referred to as Adams State or simply as ASU, is a public liberal arts university which is located in Alamosa, Colorado. Adams State University was originally established in the year of 1921 as a teacher’s college and was originally known as the Adams State Normal School. The school would eventually be known as Adams State College and, in 2012, as Adams State University when it was granted permission to bestow Master’s degrees to qualifying students. Adams State University offers many undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, many of which are online.

Retention Rate: 57%
Graduation Rate: 23.9%

49. Eastern New Mexico University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/goenmu/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/enmu

Website – http://www.enmu.edu/

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Eastern New Mexico University is a public research university located in Portales, New Mexico. Eastern New Mexico University, which is frequently referred to just as ENMU, was originally founded in the year of 1927 and opened in the year of 1934 as a normal school under the name of Eastern New Mexico Junior College (ENMJC). The delay between the establishment and the opening was due to the Great Depression. Eastern New Mexico University has numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and certification programs available for distance learning from which students can choose.

Retention Rate: 60%
Graduation Rate: 27.97%

48. Boricua College

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MyBoricua/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/my_boricua

Website – http://www.boricuacollege.edu/

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Boricua College is a private postsecondary educational institute located in New York City, New York and was initially established in the year of 1974 with the goal of providing Puerto Ricans and other Hispanic students with a higher education. Boricua College has four campuses, one in Washington Heights, Manhattan; one located in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn; one located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and one located in the Bronx. Boricua College provides students with a rich selection of undergraduate programs, graduate programs and certification programs to choose from, both on-campus and online.

Retention Rate: 59%
Graduation Rate: 29%

47. Angelo State University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/angelostateuniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/angelostate

Website – http://www.angelo.edu/

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Angelo State University, which is commonly referred to simply as Angelo, is a public space-grant research university located in San Angelo, Texas, and which was originally established in the year of 1928. Angelo State University is divided into six different colleges, including the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, the College of Nursing and Allied Health, the College of Sciences and the College of Graduate Studies. Through these six colleges, and via online classes, Angelo State University offers many undergraduate, graduate and certification programs from which students can choose.

Retention Rate: 62%
Graduation Rate: 29.75%

46. Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/islanduniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/IslandCampus

Website – http://www.tamucc.edu/

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Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, which is commonly referred to simply as TAMUCC, is a public research university located in Corpus Christi, Texas and is a member school of the Texas A&M University school system. TAMUCC was originally established in the year of 1947 and has been known under the following names in its history before joining the Texas A&M school system: Corpus Christi State University, Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi and the University of Corpus Christi. TAMUCC offers numerous undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certification programs to its students, many of which are available online.

Retention Rate: 58%
Graduation Rate: 38.01%

45. Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/javelinas/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/javelinanation

Website – http://www.tamuk.edu/

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Texas A&M University–Kingsville, another member of the Texas A&M University school system, is a public research university located in Kingsville, Texas and which is commonly referred to as TAMUK. TAMUK was originally established in the year of 1917 as the South Texas Normal School, and the school would later develop the nation’s first doctoral degree in bilingual education. TAMUK’s bilingual education program is still one of the strongest in the country, and the school also offers numerous other undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and certification programs to students, many of which are available in an online, asynchronous format.

Retention Rate: 65%
Graduation Rate: 34.8%

44. Reedley College

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reedley-College/107979549230078

Twitter – https://twitter.com/reedleycollege

Website – http://www.reedleycollege.edu/

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Reedley College, which is commonly referred to as Reedley or simply as RC, is a public community college located in Reedley, California. RC, which was originally established in the year of 1926, offers students undergraduate degree-granting programs, both on-campus and online in an asynchronous format. Reedley College is one of the only community colleges located in the state of California that offers on-campus student housing; student housing is located in Sequoia Hall, which has a wing for men and a wing for women. The school was renamed Kings River Community College in 1980, but by popular demand, the name was changed back to Reedley College in 1998.

Retention Rate: 68%
Graduation Rate: 32%

43. Our Lady of the Lake University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OurLadyoftheLakeUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ollusaints

Website – http://www.ollusa.edu/s/1190/hybrid/start-hybrid-ollu.aspx

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Located in San Antonio, Texas and originally established in the year of 1895 by the Sisters of Divine Providence–a religious sect originating in Lorraine, France–Our Lady of the Lake University, which is commonly referred to simply as OLLU, is a private, coeducational postsecondary educational institute with a Catholic affiliation. Our Lady of the Lake University offers students, both traditional on-campus and distance learning students, with numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and certification programs available. The online programs for distance learning students are offered in an asynchronous format, allowing added flexibility to these programs.

Retention Rate: 63%
Graduation Rate: 37.58%

42. Saint Thomas University–Miami Gardens

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/St.ThomasUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/StThomasUniv

Website – http://www.stu.edu/

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Saint Thomas University is a private Roman Catholic-affiliated postsecondary educational institute located in Miami Gardens, Florida. The school, which is commonly referred to as STU, was originally established in the year of 1961 as the Biscayne College. Saint Thomas University offers its students, both traditional on-campus students and distance learning students, numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs. The online programs are available in a fully asynchronous format, allowing for a massive amount of flexibility for working professionals and students with other responsibilities.

Retention Rate: 72%
Graduation Rate: 32.7%

41. University of Texas–San Antonio

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/utsa/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/UTSA

Website – https://www.utsa.edu/

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Located in San Antonio, Texas, the University of Texas–San Antonio is a public research university and is the eighth-largest university in the state of Texas. Commonly referred to as UTSA, the University of Texas–San Antonio was originally established in the year of 1969 by a law signed into effect by then-Governor Preston Smith. In the year 2012 and 2013, the University of Texas–San Antonio was proclaimed by Times Higher Education as one of the best universities in the world that remains under 50-years old. UTSA has numerous academic programs available online for distance learning from which students can choose.

Retention Rate: 65%
Graduation Rate: 31.11%

40. Schreiner University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Schreiner-University/82504684599

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SchreinerU

Website – http://www.schreiner.edu/

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As a private liberal arts University, Schreiner University has a myriad of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs available for students to enroll in; many of which are available in an online and asynchronous format. Schreiner University, which is located in Kerrville, Texas, was originally established in the year of 1923 by Captain Charles Schreiner, Sr.–who was known as “The Father of Hill Country”–as the Schreiner Institute. The school obtained university status in 2001 when it was granted the authority to bestow master’s degrees on eligible students.

Retention Rate: 67%
Graduation Rate: 42.86%

39. University of Texas–El Paso

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/UTEPMiners/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/utep

Website – https://www.utep.edu/

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Located in El Paso, Texas, the University of Texas–El Paso is a public research university. The school, which is commonly referred to as UTEP, was originally established in the year of 1914 as the State School of Mines and Metallurgy. In 1920, the school was renamed to the College of Mines and Metallurgy of the University of Texas; in 1949 the school was renamed again to Texas Western College of the University of Texas, and in 1967 it was redesignated a final time to the University of Texas–El Paso. UTEP has a wide-selection of undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and professional certificates for students to choose from, both on-campus and online.

Retention Rate: 70%
Graduation Rate: 38.8%

38. California State University–Dominguez Hills

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CSUDH/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/DominguezHills

Website – http://www.csudh.edu/

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Located in Carson, California, the California State University–Dominguez Hills, which is commonly referred to as Dominguez Hills, Cal State Dominguez Hills or simply as CSUDH, is a public research university which was originally established in the year of 1960 as South Bay State College. The school was renamed to California State College at Palos Verdes in 1962 and again to California State College–Dominguez Hills in 1966 before being renamed to its present-day name in 1977. CSUDH has numerous education programs available to distance learning students in an online and asynchronous format.

Retention Rate: 80%
Graduation Rate: 32.28%

37. Texas Lutheran University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/txlutheran/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/txlutheran

Website – http://www.tlu.edu/

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Texas Lutheran University, which is commonly referred to simply as TLU, is a private, not-for-profit Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts university. Texas Lutheran University is located in Seguin, Texas and was originally established in the year of 1891. Texas Lutheran University was ranked as the third best school in the western region in U.S. News and World Report‘s 2014 ranking for Best West Regional Universities. TLU offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and distance learning students.

Retention Rate: 70%
Graduation Rate: 43.94%

36. University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/utrgv/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/utrgv

Website – http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/

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Located in Edinburg, Texas, the University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley, which is commonly referred to simply as UTRGV, is a public research university which was originally established in the year of 2013. The University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley resulted from the merger of the University of Texas–Pan American (UTPA), the University of Texas–Brownsville (UTB) and UT Regional Academic Health Center–Harlingen. UTRGV is the largest university located in the United States to have a majority Hispanic student population; 90% of the school’s students are from a Hispanic background, and almost the entirety of that 90% identify as Mexican Americans.

Retention Rate: 73%
Graduation Rate: 42.75%

35. California State University–Bakersfield

Faceboo -: https://www.facebook.com/csubakersfield/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CSUBakersfield

Website – https://www.csub.edu/

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Located in Bakersfield, California, California State University–Bakersfield, which is commonly referred to simply as CSUB, is a public research university which was originally established in the year of 1965 as the California State College–Bakersfield. CSUB’s petroleum geology degree program is the only one offered by a public university that is located west of the Rockies. In addition to the petroleum geology program offered, CSUB also provides numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs, and professional certification programs both on-campus and online. The university, however, does not confer doctoral degrees to students.

Retention Rate: 75%
Graduation Rate: 41.18%

34. Texas A&M International University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/txamiu/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/txamiu

Website – http://www.tamiu.edu/

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Located in Laredo, Texas and originally established in the year of 1969 as an additional branch of the Texas A&I University at Kingsville, and originally named Texas A&I University at Laredo, Texas A&M International University is a public research university which provides attending students with a selection of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs for both on-campus students and distance learning students in an online and asynchronous format. Texas A&M International University, which is commonly referred to simply as TAMIU, has four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, the College of Education and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Retention Rate: 72%
Graduation Rate: 45.4%

33. New Mexico State University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/newmexicostateuniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/nmsu

Website – https://www.nmsu.edu/

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Founded in 1888 and located in Las Cruces, New Mexico as the Las Cruces College,
New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, New Mexico State University is a public land-grant and space-grant research university. Commonly referred to simply as NMSU, New Mexico State University has a myriad of undergraduate degree-granting, graduate degree-granting and professional certification offerings available for students to choose from, both on-campus and online. New Mexico State University is the oldest postsecondary educational institute located in the state of New Mexico and, as such, has had a long history of providing the surrounding communities with a higher education.

Retention Rate: 74%
Graduation Rate: 45.69%

32. CUNY Lehman College

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LehmanCUNY/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/lehmancollege

Website – http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/

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Located in Bronx, New York and originally established in the year of 1967, the City University of New York (CUNY) Lehman College (which is commonly referred to as CUNY Lehman) is a public research university which offers more than 90 undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to its numerous on-campus students; and many of the educational programs available are also offered in an online and asynchronous format for distance learning students. These 90+ educational programs cover a myriad of topics, such as business, STEM, and other liberal arts studies.

Retention Rate: 83%
Graduation Rate: 37.08%

31. Woodbury University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WoodburyU/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/WoodburyU

Website – http://woodbury.edu/

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Woodbury University is a private, not-for-profit and nonsectarian liberal arts university located in Burbank, California with a satellite location located in San Diego, California. Woodbury University was originally established in the year of 1884 and today offers a broad range of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to on-campus students through the university’s four schools: the School of Architecture; the School of Business; the School of Media, Culture & Design; and the School of Liberal Arts. Woodbury University also offers a significant portion of these degree-granting programs and certificate-granting programs to distance learning students via an online and asynchronous format.

Retention Rate: 79%
Graduation Rate: 41.96%

30. California State University–Northridge

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/calstatenorthridge/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/csunorthridge

Website – http://www.csun.edu/

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California State University–Northridge, which is commonly referred to simply as CSUN, is a public research university located in Northridge, California. California State University–Northridge was originally established in the year of 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College and offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs for both on-campus students and distance learning students. CSUN is also home to the National Center on Deafness and the University hosts the yearly International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities

Retention Rate: 77%
Graduation Rate: 46.76%

29. California State University–Los Angeles

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CalStateLA/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CalStateLA

Website – http://www.calstatela.edu/

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Located in Los Angeles, California, and originally established in the year of 1947 as the Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences, California State University–Los Angeles (which is commonly referred to as Cal State LA or simply as CSULA) is a public land-grant research university which offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to students both on-campus and online. The school primarily serves the greater Los Angeles area, but through the school’s online programs, the school has enrolled students from all of the states in the nation.

Retention Rate: 83%
Graduation Rate: 41.05%

28. California State University–Monterey Bay

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CSUMB/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CSUMB

Website – https://csumb.edu/

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Located in Monterey County, California on the site of the former United States Army base Fort Ord, California State University–Monterey Bay is a public research university. Originally established in the year of 1994, California State–Monterey Bay (which is commonly referred to just as CSUMB) offers a wide selection of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs for both on-campus students and to distance learning students. CSUMB is a member of the 23-campus California State University educational system.

Retention Rate: 83%
Graduation Rate: 42.1%

27. College of Mount Saint Vincent

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MountStVincent/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/mountstvincent

Website – https://mountsaintvincent.edu/

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Located in Riverdale, New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a private, not-for-profit Catholic-affiliated liberal arts college. The College of Mount Saint Vincent, which is commonly referred to simply as Mount Saint Vincent, was originally established in the year of 1847 and the school’s motto is “Bonitatem et disciplinam et scientiam doce me” which translates to “Teach me goodness and discipline and knowledge.” The College of Mount Saint Vincent offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certificate programs for both on-campus students and distance learning students.

Retention Rate: 69%
Graduation Rate: 56.68%

26. La Sierra University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LaSierraU/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/lasierranews

Website – https://lasierra.edu/

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La Sierra University, which is commonly referred to as La Sierra or simply as LSU, is a private, not-for-profit, Seventh-Day Adventist-affiliated liberal arts university located in Riverside, California. LSU was originally established in the year of 1922 as the La Sierra Academy. The school would have numerous name changes over the years, including the following: La Sierra Academy and Normal School; Southern California Junior College; La Sierra College; and Loma Linda University La Sierra Campus. LSU offers a variety of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to its on-campus and distance learning students.

Retention Rate: 77%
Graduation Rate: 49.67%

25. University of New Mexico

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/universityofnewmexico/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/UNM

Website – https://www.unm.edu/

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The University of New Mexico, which is commonly referred to simply as UNM, is a public flagship research university and which is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico with satellite campuses located in the cities of Gallup, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Taos, and Los Lunas, New Mexico. UNM was originally established in the year of 1889 and today offers students–both traditional on-campus and distance learning students–a variety of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certificate-granting programs to choose from, spanning across many different disciplines.

Retention Rate: 79%
Graduation Rate: 47.78%

24. CUNY City College

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheCityCollegeofNewYork/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CityCollegeNY

Website – https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/

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The City College of the City University of New York, which is more commonly referred to as the City College of New York, City College or simply as CCNY, is a public postsecondary educational institute which is located in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York City, New York. CCNY was originally established in the year of 1847 and offers a variety of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certificate programs. CCNY is the first free public institution of higher learning in the United States and is the oldest member institute of the CUNY educational system, which includes 24 postsecondary educational institutes.

Retention Rate: 86%
Graduation Rate: 44.2%

23. California State University–San Marcos

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/csusm/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/csusmnews

Website – https://www.csusm.edu/

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California State University–San Marcos, which is commonly referred to as Cal State San Marcos or simply as CSUSM, is a public research university located in San Marcos, California and which was originally established in the year of 1989. The University is comprised of four distinct colleges: the College of Business Administration; the College of Science and Mathematics; the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences; and the College of Education, Health and Human Services and offers numerous undergraduate programs, graduate programs and professional certificate programs through these colleges and via an online format.

Retention Rate: 82%
Graduation Rate: 48.53%

22. Saint Peter’s University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/saintpetersuniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/saintpetersuniv

Website – http://www.saintpeters.edu/

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Saint Peter’s University is a private, not-for-profit Jesuit Roman Catholic-affiliated institute of higher learning which is located in Jersey City, New Jersey and was originally established in the year of 1872. The school’s motto is “Ad majorem Dei gloriam” which translates to “For the greater glory of God.” Saint Peter’s University offers a selection of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and to distance learning students via a fully online and asynchronous education format. The school’s mascot is the peacock, and the school’s colors are blue and white.

Retention Rate: 79%
Graduation Rate: 53.03%

21. Texas State University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TXSTATEU/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/txst

Website – http://www.txstate.edu/

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Texas State University, which is commonly referred to as TX State or simply as TXST, is a public research university located in San Marcos, Texas and which was originally established in the year of 1899 as The Southwest Texas State Normal School. Texas State University offers a myriad of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs for its on-campus students and its distance learning students. Texas State University is the largest institute of the Texas State University System and is the fourth-largest university located within the state of Texas based on student enrollment size; with an enrollment capacity of more than 38,000 total students.

Retention Rate: 77%
Graduation Rate: 55.11%

20. University of Houston

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/universityofhouston/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/UHouston

Website – http://www.uh.edu/

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The University of Houston, which is commonly referred to simply as UH, is a public flagship research university and which is located in Houston, Texas. The University of Houston was originally established in the year of 1927 as the Houston Junior College. The University of Houston’s school motto is “In Tempore” which translates to “In Time.” UH offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and to distance learning students via an online and asynchronous format. These academic programs span across numerous different disciplines.

Retention Rate: 85%
Graduation Rate: 48.11%

19. California State University–Fresno

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FresnoState/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Fresno_State

Website – https://www.fresnostate.edu/

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California State University–Fresno, which is commonly referred to simply as Fresno State, is a public research university that is located in Fresno, California. Fresno State was originally established in the year of 1911 and offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and to distance learning students. The university’s unique on-campus facilities include a planetarium, grape vineyards and a commercial winery where the school’s student-made wines have won more than 300 different awards since the year 1997. The school’s mascot is the bulldog.

Retention Rate: 83%
Graduation Rate: 52.36%

18. California State University–San Bernardino

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CSUSB/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/csusbnews

Website – https://www.csusb.edu/

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California State University–San Bernardino, which is located in San Bernardino, California and which is commonly referred to simply as CSUSB, is a public space-grant research university which was originally established in the year of 1965 and which offers to its traditional on-campus students and to its distance learning students a variety of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to choose from. These academic programs span across numerous disciplines and interdisciplines, allowing students to pursue the career path that most interests them. CSUSB’s school mascot is Cody the Coyote and the school’s collegiate sports nickname is the Coyotes.

Retention Rate: 88%
Graduation Rate: 47.96%

17. California State University–Channel Islands

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CSUChannelIslands/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/csuci

Website – http://www.csuci.edu/

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California State University–Channel Islands is located in Camarillo, California and was originally established in the year of 2002. California State University–Channel Islands, which is commonly referred to as CSU Channel Islands, CSUCI or abbreviated informally as CI, is a public research university which offers a variety of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and–via an online and asynchronous format–to distance learning students worldwide. These programs include 53 different bachelor’s degrees, six master’s degrees, 19 different teaching credentials and an Ed.D degree. Some degrees are only available on-campus, but many are available online.

Retention Rate: 76%
Graduation Rate: 61.52%

16. Florida International University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/floridainternational/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/FIU

Website – http://www.fiu.edu/

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Florida International University, which is commonly referred to simply as FIU, is a public research university which is located in University Park, Florida and which has two different satellite campuses located in the Miami-Dade County of Florida. Florida International University was originally established more than 50 years ago in the year of 1965, and the school currently offers numerous undergraduate academic programs, graduate academic programs and professional certificate programs designed to assist working professionals to increase their hireability and to provide them with new vocational skills so they can more easily advance their careers. Florida International University is one of Florida’s primary graduate research universities and is a member of the 12-campus State of University System of Florida.

Retention Rate: 84%
Graduation Rate: 54.19%

15. California State University–Stanislaus

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Website – https://www.csustan.edu/

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California State University–Stanislaus, which is commonly referred to simply as CSU Stan, is a public research university located in Turlock, California and which was originally established in the year of 1957. The school’s first classes were held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in September of 1960, and the college moved to its current location five years later in 1965. CSU Stan offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and distance learning students. These span across various disciplines and even interdisciplinary programs, allowing for a large amount of educational flexibility. In addition, Stanislaus State has been rated in the Top 10 in the West Coast Master’s category in a ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

Retention Rate: 85%
Graduation Rate: 53.28%

14. Fresno Pacific University

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/fpu

Website – https://www.fresno.edu/

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Fresno Pacific University, which is commonly referred to simply as FPU, is a private, not-for-profit, Mennonite Brethren Church-affiliated liberal arts university located in Fresno, California. FPU was originally established in the year of 1944 as the Pacific Bible Institute. The Mennonite Brethren Church, of which the school has continuously been affiliated with since the school’s inception, was originally established among German-speaking Mennonites living in Russia in the year 1860; and currently has congregations in more than 20 countries worldwide. FPU offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs for both on-campus students and distance learning students. The school’s motto is “Founded on Christ.”

Retention Rate: 81%
Graduation Rate: 63.27%

13. St. Mary’s University

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/StMarysU/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/StMarysU

Website – https://www.stmarytx.edu/

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Located in San Antonio, Texas, St. Mary’s University–which is commonly referred to simply as St. Mary’s–is a private, not-for-profit Catholic- and Marianist-affiliated (Marianists look to the Virgin Mary as a model of spirituality and faith) liberal arts postsecondary educational institute which offers a plethora of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs for both on-campus students and distance learning students. The academic programs span across numerous different disciplines. St. Mary’s was originally established in the year of 1852 and the school’s mascot is Rattler Man, and the student’s nicknames are The Rattlers.

Retention Rate: 77%
Graduation Rate: 62.62%

12. Mount Saint Mary’s University

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/MSMU

Website – http://msmary.edu/

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Mount Saint Mary’s University, which is commonly referred to simply as MSMU, is a private, not-for-profit Catholic-affiliated liberal arts university and which is located in the Catoctin Mountains in the historic city of Emmitsburg, Maryland. Originally established in the year of 1808, MSMU today is home to the second-largest Catholic seminary located in the United States. The school offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs in the fields of the liberal arts and religious studies. The school’s motto is “Spes Nostra” which translates to English as “Our Hope,” further showing the school’s continuing devotion to the Catholic faith and its roots as a Catholic-affiliated school.

Retention Rate: 79%
Graduation Rate: 65.5%

11. California State University–Fullerton

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/csuf

Website – http://www.fullerton.edu/

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California State University–Fullerton, which is commonly referred to as CSUF, is a public research university that is located in Fullerton, California. CSUF was originally established in the year of 1957 and has the second-largest student body based on enrollment out of all of the institutions in the 23-campus California State University (“CSU”) system. CSUF offers a wide selection of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and distance learning students. The distance learning students can enroll into the offered academic programs and complete them in a fully online and asynchronous format, allowing for a great deal of flexibility for working professionals, students with prior responsibilities or simply for students that wish to attend CSUF but simply can’t due to distance.

Retention Rate: 89%
Graduation Rate: 55.72%

10. University of La Verne

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/ULaVerne

Website – https://laverne.edu/

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The University of La Verne, which is commonly referred to simply as La Verne, is a private, not-for-profit and nonsectarian liberal arts university and which is located in La Verne, California. The school’s colors are orange and green, the school’s student’s nickname is the Leopards, and the school’s mascot is Leo. La Verne University was originally established in the year of 1891 as the Lordsburg College by the Church of the Brethren (a German Christian sect originating from the Schwarzenau Brethren) and today offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and distance learning students.

Retention Rate: 86%
Graduation Rate: 58.59%

9. University of St. Thomas–Houston

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/UofStThomasMN/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/UofStThomasMN

Website – http://www.stthomas.edu/

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The University of St. Thomas–Houston is a private, not-for-profit Catholic-affiliated liberal arts university which is located in Houston, Texas and was originally established in the year of 1947. The school’s motto is “Crescamus in Christo” which translates to English as “May we grow in Christ,” a reinforcement of the school’s Catholic roots and current affiliation. The University of St. Thomas–Houston is also known as St. Thomas or UST, and offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certificate programs to its on-campus students and its distance learning students. These academic programs cover multiple discipline and interdisciplinary studies, offering a satisfying amount of educational flexibility regardless of which career path a student wishes to pursue.

Retention Rate: 88%
Graduation Rate: 51.88%

8. Cal Poly–Pomona

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Website – http://www.cpp.edu/

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Cal Poly–Pomona (which is commonly referred to as Cal Poly or simply as CPP) is a public polytechnic university (which is a research-intensive university that places a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics studies; otherwise known as STEM studies) which is located in Pomona, California and which has the motto of “Instrumentum Disciplinae” which translates to English as “Application of Knowledge.” Cal Poly–Pomona was originally established in the year of 1938 as the as Cal Poly Voorhis Unit and was originally located in San Dimas, California. CPP offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs that both traditional on-campus students and distance learning from which students can choose.

Retention Rate: 90%
Graduation Rate: 57%

7. University of California–Merced

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Website – http://www.ucmerced.edu/

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The University of California–Merced, which is commonly referred to as UC Merced or simply as UCM, is a public research university which is located in Merced, California. UC Merced is the tenth and the newest addition to the University of California State System. Originally established in the year of 2005, the University of California–Merced is the very first research university to be built in the 21st century in the United States, giving it a unique distinction. UC Merced has a second unique distinction; it is the only institute located in the United States to claim to have all of its buildings as LEED-certified, allowing to cut down tremendously on its carbon footprint. UC Merced offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and to distance learning students.

Retention Rate: 84%
Graduation Rate: 63.56%

6. Whittier College

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WhittierCollege/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/WhittierCollege

Website – http://www.whittier.edu/

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Located in Whittier, California, Whittier College is a private, not-for-profit liberal arts college which was originally established in the year of 1887 by the Religious Society of Friends–a Christian-sect group more commonly known as the Quakers. Despite the school’s original roots as a Quaker-affiliated academic institute, Whittier College today is a nonsectarian college. The school’s motto is “Lux, Poesis, Veritas, Pax, Amor Eruditionis” which translates into English as “Light, Poetry, Truth, Peace, and Love of Knowledge.” Whittier College offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs across a variety of different areas-of-study to both on-campus students and to distance learning students.

Retention Rate: 84%
Graduation Rate: 65.38%

5. St. Edward’s University

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/stedwardsu

Website – https://www.stedwards.edu/

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St. Edward’s University, which is commonly referred to as St. Edward’s or simply as SEU, is a private, not-for-profit Catholic-affiliated (specifically the Congregation of the Holy Cross) liberal arts university and which is located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s was originally established in the year of 1877 as St. Edward’s Academy. The school would later be known as St. Edward’s College in 1885 before being granted its university charter in 1925, after which the school was renamed to its present-day name of St. Edward’s University. Today, St. Edward’s offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification-granting programs across many areas-of-study in both liberal arts and theological studies. These programs are available not only to the school’s traditional on-campus students, but many of them are also available to distance learning students.

Retention Rate: 83%
Graduation Rate: 66.67%

4. California State University–Long Beach

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Website – https://www.csulb.edu/

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California State University–Long Beach is a public space-grant research university located in Long Beach, California. California State University–Long Beach, which is commonly referred to as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, The Beach, CSULB or simply as LBSU, is the third-largest member of the 23-school California State University system (CSU), and is one of the largest universities in the state of California based on student enrollment. CSULB was originally established in the year of 1949 as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College, and would later have its name changed to Long Beach State College (1950), California State College–Long Beach (1964) before being named California State University–Long Beach in 1972. The school offers numerous undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs.

Retention Rate: 89%
Graduation Rate: 65.17%

3. San Diego State University

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/SDSU

Website – https://www.sdsu.edu/

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San Diego State University, which was originally established in the year of 1897 as the San Diego Normal School and which is located in San Diego, California is a public space-grant research university which offers a wide selection of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to both traditional on-campus students and to distance learning students. San Diego State University, which is also referred to merely as SDSU, has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as being a research university with a high research activity rating. SDSU has undergone numerous name changes over the years, including the following: San Diego State Teachers College, San Diego State College and California State University, San Diego.

Retention Rate: 89%
Graduation Rate: 65.99%

2. University of California–Riverside

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/UCRiverside

Website – http://www.ucr.edu/

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University of California–Riverside is a public land-grant research university and is commonly referred to as UC Riverside or simply as UCR. UC Riverside is located in Riverside, California with a satellite location in Palm Desert, California and was originally established in the year of 1907 as the University of California Citrus Experiment Station. Due to its original roots, UC Riverside has pioneered research into biological pest control and into the use of growth regulators which are responsible for extending the citrus growing season in California from four months to nine months. Also, some of the world’s most important collections of research on citrus diversity and entomology are housed at Riverside. UC Riverside offers a myriad of undergraduate, graduate and certification programs to students, both on-campus and online.

Retention Rate: 90%
Graduation Rate: 69.33%

1. University of California–Santa Cruz

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/ucsc

Website – https://www.ucsc.edu/

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The University of California–Santa Cruz was originally established in the year of 1965 and is located in Santa Cruz, California. The University of California–Santa Cruz, which is commonly referred to as UC Santa Cruz or simply as UCSC, is a public land-grant and space-grant research university which offers many undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs to traditional on-campus students and to distance learning students alike. These offered academic programs include 63 undergraduate majors and 35 undergraduate minors and graduate programs in 33 different academic fields. UCSC is our top pick for the best HSI school offering online programs due to the school’s continuing commitment to being inclusive and welcoming of its culturally and ethnically diverse student body and due to the school’s goal of providing a top-notch education to all of its 17,000+ enrolled students, regardless of their socioeconomic or ethnic background.

Retention Rate: 90%
Graduation Rate: 77.34%

Top 50 Online Hispanic-Serving Higher Learning Institutions