HSIs with the highest-earning alumni
Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) enroll at least 25% Hispanic students. They are a key factor in upward economic mobility for Latinos, representing 9 out of the top 10 colleges and universities ranked by the Social Mobility Index (SMI) in 2020. Here we rank the top HSIs according to student earnings 10 years post enrollment. Check out our ranking explanations for more on how we evaluate schools.
Net cost: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.
Earnings: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.
Payback: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.
Earningsplus: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.
Rankings: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earningsplus performance.
University of California-Irvine
Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, California
Saint Mary's College of California
University of St Thomas
Saint Paul, Minnesota
San Jose State University
San Jose, California
University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
Notre Dame de Namur University
Newark, New Jersey
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, New Mexico
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
University of California-Merced
California State University-East Bay
Pacific Union College
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, California
San Diego State University
San Diego, California
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, California
Texas Tech University
University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California