ASU Named a Top U.S. University for Latinos
June 27, 2018
Angelo State University has been ranked among the 30 “Best Universities for Latinos in the United States” by Como-Logia, an online Spanish-language news and information magazine based in Mexico.
ASU is one of only four Texas public universities to make the rankings, which include public and private universities and community colleges in Texas (7 total), California (12), New York (2), New Mexico (2), Florida (2), Massachusetts (1), Minnesota (1), New Jersey (1) and Puerto Rico (1). Criteria for the rankings included campus environment and curriculum, tuition rates, available scholarships and financial aid for Hispanic students, and available career counseling and job search assistance.
More details (in Spanish) and the complete rankings list are available at www.comologia.com/universidades-para-latinos-en-estados-unidos/.
Referencing Angelo State, Como-Logia stated, “Hispanic students can find resources such as on-campus clubs, financial assistance, and support programs in an organized online form through the school’s HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) page. In addition, the school has an extensive multicultural center, which promotes the integration of all the ethnic groups represented in the student body.”
ASU’s Office of Multicultural and Student Activities Programs oversees the university’s Multicultural Affairs division, as well as on-campus student organizations and Greek Life.
ASU was named a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 and was the first institution in the Texas Tech University System to receive the HSI designation. To qualify as an HSI, a university must have Hispanic enrollment that exceeds 25 percent of the undergraduate population. ASU’s initial designation was accompanied by a five-year, $3.22 million grant from the Department of Education to fund academic and educational support programs to improve retention and graduation rates for all students.
In 2011, ASU received another five-year Department of Education HSI grant totaling $5.09 million to fund programs designed to increase the number of students, particularly Hispanic and low-income students, completing degrees in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.