The University of Arizona

UA Earns Hispanic-Serving Institution Designation

The University of Arizona has earned the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution from the U.S. Department of Education for its success in the enrollment of Hispanic students. 

With the designation, the UA joins 105 four-year public institutions and only a few from Research I and the Association of American Universities that meet the criteria for eligibility for HSI designation. The UA is also the first of Arizona's three state universities to be so designated.

The HSI designation opens new opportunities to boost supplemental grants and student support services, as well as additional benefits to the UA for research collaborations and partnerships.

Marla Franco, UA director of Student Affairs assessment and research, led the effort beginning in the 2015 academic year to move the UA from an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution to full eligibility. 

For full coverage of the story, visit UANews. You can also find coverage from AZ Big Media and the Arizona Daily Star