Did you know that CCRI is an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)?
According to Excelencia in Education, HSI's are accredited and degree-granting public
or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25 percent or more total
undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment. CCRI is among
the 102 public, two-year emerging HSI schools. Although CCRI does not quite meet the
25 percent Latino student enrollment required to meet the definition of an HSI, our
Latino enrollment is continuing to grow each year and is quickly approaching this
level. We have grown over 3 percent in the last four years from 15 percent in 2011-12.