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HBCU & HSI Information

What is a HBCU? 

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions that were established prior to 1964 with the principal mission of educating Black Americans (source). These institutions were founded and developed in an environment of legal segregation and, by providing access to higher education, they contributed substantially to the progress Black Americans made in improving their status (source).

Which Schools are BHCUs? 

List of schools that are accredited HBCUs 

What is a HSI? 

By definition, Hispanic Serving Institutions – or HSIs – are colleges or universities where Hispanic students comprise at least 25% of the full-time equivalent student body, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Hispanic Serving Institutions must be certified as such by the Department of Education (source.)

Which Schools are HSIs? 

List of schools that are Hispanic Serving-Institutions

Why should I consider one of these schools? 

Here are some articles and websites that may help:  

Why Choose an HBCU?

What should I know when applying to HBCUs or HSI? 

Oregon HSI Schools: 

  • Treasure Valley Community College

  • Columbia Gorge Community College

  • Blue Mountain Community College

  • Chemeketa Community College

  • Warner Pacific College 

  • Western Oregon University 

Talk with your counselor about when College Representatives from these schools will be presenting to Beaverton School District Students.