March 25, 2013
Why One University Chose to Become a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Notre Dame de Namur U.
As many tuition-driven colleges face the challenge of lagging enrollment, Notre Dame de Namur University, in Belmont, Calif., has pursued a promising strategy. The Roman Catholic university decided to become a Hispanic-serving institution, a designation its president says has contributed to an all-time high enrollment, of 2,001 this year, and record retention rates.
To be classified as Hispanic-serving by the U.S. Department of Education, colleges must qualify for student-loan