U.S. Department of State Recognizes 46 Hispanic-Serving Institutions as 2023 Fulbright Leaders

10/30/2023 11:23 AM EDT


Office of the Spokesperson

Today at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ annual conference in Chicago, IL, the U.S. Department of State announced 46 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) as “Fulbright HSI Leaders,” thanks to their engagement with the Fulbright Program during the 2022-23 academic year.  Among the 46 HSIs recognized are 25 doctoral universities, 14 master’s colleges and universities, five baccalaureate and special focus colleges, and two two-year colleges for associate degrees.  The full list of this year’s Fulbright HSI Leaders is found on the Fulbright Program website.

The Fulbright Program aims to build lasting connections between Americans and people of other countries, and having strong HSI participation in the Program is critical to fully represent the diversity of the United States.  The institutional members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) make up about two-thirds of Hispanic enrollment in American higher education.  In 2022 the Department of State renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HACU, including to increase awareness and participation by the Hispanic community in the United States in programs like Fulbright.

Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad.

Visit the Fulbright Program website to learn more.