Texas State earns designation
as Hispanic-Serving Institution
The U.S. Department of Education has certified that Texas State University-San Marcos has met the standards for designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.
The HSI designation means the university is eligible to apply for federal grants for programs that benefit the entire campus. The news came in a letter from the Education Department’s Office of Postsecondary Education earlier this month.
To achieve HSI status, a university must sustain a 25-percent or greater Hispanic undergraduate enrollment. Texas State crossed the threshold level in the fall and stayed above it in the spring.
Texas State officials originally had hoped to achieve HSI status by fall 2012.
“Once again, we have achieved this important university outcome because of the efforts of many individuals across the university, and I sincerely appreciate these efforts,” university President Denise M. Trauth said in an e-mail Wednesday.