Christian Colleges Seek More Hispanics

Evangelical institutions join forces in an effort to raise enrollment

Christian Colleges Make Hispanic Education Part of Their Mission 1

Mark Greenberg for The Chronicle

A student at New Harvest Academy, a school run by a Hispanic church in Laredo, Tex., studies online through a program created by Liberty U.

It seems like every college is working to recruit more Hispanic students. And with good reason: Colleges are all looking at the same demographic projections. Conventional wisdom says they ignore this growing population at their peril.

But one organization is trying to greatly increase the number of Hispanic students at an unexpected kind of institution: conservative Christian colleges.

A small number, including Liberty, Oral Roberts, and Regent Universities, are working with