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Texas State University

Hispanic-Serving Institution

We are a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Texas State University was designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education in 2011. The designation was created to target federal appropriations for competitive funding programs assisting institutions with at least 25% Hispanic enrollment. 

Since receiving the designation, Texas State has received over $48.7 million in awards from HSI targeted programs at the U.S. Department of Education (ED), National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense, and National Endowment for the Humanities. These awards impact Texas State students, faculty, research and diversity in the following ways: enhancing academic offerings, research opportunities, program quality, and institutional stability; acquiring equipment for research and education; attracting, retaining, and preparing outstanding students; and creating evidence-based and evidence-generating approaches to increase the graduation rates of students pursuing STEM degrees at HSIs.

HSI Awards at Texas State

Explore the different types of programs that enhance academics, research and student support programs across the university.

39% of the university's undergraduates are Hispanic

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Celebrating 10 Years as an HSI

HSI Week - 2021

HSI Week is a collaboration among faculty, staff and students to host community conversations about campus diversity, student support services and academic excellence.

HSI Week will be held from September 13 - 17, 2021 and will feature three memorable events: HSI Community Week, HSI 10th Anniversary Banquet, and HSI Symposium. Registration is required for each event. 

Community Day

Monday, September 13, 2021
Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) - Arch
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

10th Anniversary Banquet

Thursday, September 16, 2021
LBJ Student Center Grand Ballroom
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Friday, September 17, 2021
LBJ Student Center Grand Ballroom
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM