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Hispanic Serving Institution

About Hispanic Serving Institution

Hispanic Serving Institution

As a Minority-Serving Institution, Sacramento State is committed to using research and best practices to increase awareness and ability to serve a diverse student body.

  • 2013, Sacramento State’s undergraduate Hispanic enrollment reached 25%.
  • 2015: $2.4 million from the US Department of Education (DHSI) to support project INSPIRE, focused on increasing student graduation rates.
  • 2017: $2.6 million from the US Department of Education (DHSI) to support project Comprometid@s to increase the number of culturally and linguistically competent teachers.
  • 2018: $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation (HSI) to build institutional capacity for improving undergraduate STEM teaching and learning.
  • 2019: $1.8 million from NSF to launch a Peer-Assisted Learning program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and create a leadership academy uniting science and engineering faculty and students.
  • 2021: $3 million from the US Department of Education (DHSI) to support Degree with a Purpose: Integration of Career Development and Financial Wellness into the College Experience and $5 million for an HSI STEM grant, “STEM4Equity,” to increase numbers of students in STEM.

HSI Centers and Programs

CAMP - College Assistance Migrant Program
CAMP is a program designed to help students from migrant and seasonal farm-worker backgrounds succeed in college through a variety of support services.

The Serna Center
Encourage policy and political knowledge, activism and engagement, student access and excellence, and community service.

The Dreamer Resource Center
We help make the dream of a college degree a reality by supporting the academic, personal, and professional goals of undocumented students and students with mixed-status families.

HEP - High School Equivalency Program
HEP will provide a second family to migrant students who are typically left to figure out their future on their own.

MESA - Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement
MESA will provide a second family to migrant students who are typically left to figure out their future on their own.

HSI Grants

INSPIRE - 2015

Comprometid@s - 2017

NSF STEM Zone - 2018

DHSI Degree with a Purpose - 2021

Campus Services