Top 50 Best Schools for Hispanic Students


With over 50 million Hispanic people in the United States, and only 48% planning on pursuing a higher education (according to the Pew Research Center in 2009), it is imperative that Hispanic students are lifted up, accepted, and supported fully by universities across the United States. All students are important, but with 74% of Hispanic students cutting their education short for reasons such as supporting their family, and over half citing poor English — these students deserve to know there is an environment that will meet their needs.

The number one school for Hispanic students is University of California Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA), and a number of schools which made the ranks are in California and Texas, where higher concentrations of the population are Hispanic.

Colleges in the Bronx made the list as well. Twenty-seventh-ranked College of Mount Saint Vincent, a Catholic liberal arts college in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, was the highest ranked local school in the Top 50 listing. CUNY’s Herbert Lehman College on Bedford Park Boulevard was ranked at No. 32. And at No. 48 is Boricua College, an independent, private, not-for-profit liberal arts and science college, which recently opened a Bronx campus in addition to its Manhattan and Brooklyn locations. Boricua College was the first private four-year bilingual institution of higher education learning on the United States mainland developed by Puerto Ricans and other Latinos.

Online programs are accessible from all across the country, but the safety net of the campus nearby is a wonderful addition to the flexibility, customization, and support received from these schools rigorous online programs.

Higher education researcher Brandon Carter, a firm believer in access to education for all Americans, ranked these colleges using criteria of retention rates and graduation rates, with each school being hand selected and reviewed for prospective students.

OnlineCollegePlan.Com helps prospective students find the ideal educational environment that best suits them. Many students would prefer to attend a college that cares about their culture and individuality. OnlineCollegePlan.Com ranking of the Top 50 Best Schools for Hispanic Students is designed to help students navigate the many colleges choices available.

The schools listed in the ranking are:

50. Adams State University (Alamosa, CO)
49. Eastern New Mexico University (Portales, NM)
48. Boricua College (New York, NY)
47. Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)
46. Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
45. Texas A&M University–Kingsville (Kingsville, TX)
44. Reedley College (Reedley, CA)
43. Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, TX)
42. Saint Thomas University–Miami Gardens (Miami Gardens, FL)
41. University of Texas–San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
40. Schreiner University (Kerrville, TX)
39. University of Texas–El Paso (El Paso, TX)
38. California State University–Dominguez Hills (Dominguez Hills, CA)
37. Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
36. University of Texas–Pan American (Edinburg, TX)
35. California State University–Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)
34. Texas A&M International University (Laredo, TX)
33. New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
32. CUNY Lehman College (Bronx, NY)
31. Woodbury University (Burbank, CA)
30. California State University–Northridge (Northridge, CA)
29. California State University–Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
28. California State University–Monterey Bay (Monterey Bay, CA)
27. College of Mount Saint Vincent (Bronx, NY)
26. La Sierra University (Riverside, CA)
25. University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
24. CUNY City College (New York, NY)
23. California State University–San Marcos (San Marcos, CA)
22. Saint Peter’s University (Jersey City, NJ)
21. Texas State University (San Marcos, TX)
20. University of Houston (Houston, TX)
19. California State University–Fresno (Fresno, CA)
18. California State University–San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA)
17. California State University–Channel Islands (Camarillo, CA)
16. Florida International University (Miami, FL)
15. California State University–Stanislaus (Turlock, CA)
14. Fresno Pacific University (Fresno, CA)
13. St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, CA)
12. Mount Saint Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, MD)
11. California State University – Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
10. University of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
9. University of St. Thomas (Saint Paul, MN)
8. Cal Poly–Pomona (Pomona, CA)
7. University of California–Merced (Merced, CA)
6. Whittier College (Whittier, CA)
5. St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX)
4. California State University–Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
3. San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
2. University of California–Riverside (Riverside, CA)
1. University of California–Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

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