HSIs with the highest-earning alumni best-colleges

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. 

Read more read-more
best-colleges
filter adjustments Filters filter arrow

201 Results (Showing 20 of 201)

  • gray-circle Hispanic-serving institutions
  • gray-circle Starting Pay
  • Clear all filters
Sort By

question mark

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.

Degree premium: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state. This is called “Vs. state average” in school profiles below.

Ranking: The payback rate is divided by the degree premium (set as a percentage), the lower the number the higher the rank. (i.e. payback=1, degree premium 20% higher than state school median: 1/120% = .883.

Net cost
Earnings
Payback
Degree premium
Rankings
Ranking methodology
#9 in Hispanic Colleges

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, California

Admission rate: 30%

Grad rate: 86%

Net cost: $14,783

Payback: 1.3 Years

Earnings: $71,961

Vs. state average: + $21,282

Economic score: 0.93

school_link Go to School
#52 in Hispanic Colleges

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, California

Admission rate: 90%

Grad rate: 68%

Net cost: $29,214

Payback: 3.0 Years

Earnings: $68,312

Vs. state average: + $17,633

Economic score: 2.21

school_link Go to School
#65 in Hispanic Colleges

Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, California

Admission rate: 78%

Grad rate: 76%

Net cost: $34,392

Payback: 3.4 Years

Earnings: $67,742

Vs. state average: + $17,063

Economic score: 2.52

school_link Go to School
#62 in Hispanic Colleges

University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Admission rate: 88%

Grad rate: 77%

Net cost: $29,155

Payback: 3.0 Years

Earnings: $67,398

Vs. state average: + $12,122

Economic score: 2.46

school_link Go to School
#21 in Hispanic Colleges

San Jose State University

San Jose, California

Admission rate: 68%

Grad rate: 75%

Net cost: $14,928

Payback: 1.8 Years

Earnings: $67,365

Vs. state average: + $16,686

Economic score: 1.34

school_link Go to School
#17 in Hispanic Colleges

University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California

Admission rate: 37%

Grad rate: 85%

Net cost: $15,884

Payback: 1.6 Years

Earnings: $66,491

Vs. state average: + $15,812

Economic score: 1.23

school_link Go to School
#42 in Hispanic Colleges

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, California

Admission rate: N/A

Grad rate: 61%

Net cost: $24,544

Payback: 2.5 Years

Earnings: $65,802

Vs. state average: + $15,123

Economic score: 1.95

school_link Go to School
#16 in Hispanic Colleges

Rutgers University-Newark

Newark, New Jersey

Admission rate: 75%

Grad rate: 71%

Net cost: $14,109

Payback: 1.6 Years

Earnings: $65,661

Vs. state average: + $20,038

Economic score: 1.14

school_link Go to School
#11 in Hispanic Colleges

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, New Mexico

Admission rate: 97%

Grad rate: 56%

Net cost: $14,595

Payback: 1.6 Years

Earnings: $64,650

Vs. state average: + $25,475

Economic score: 0.99

school_link Go to School
#20 in Hispanic Colleges

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Pomona, California

Admission rate: 65%

Grad rate: 77%

Net cost: $12,734

Payback: 1.6 Years

Earnings: $63,732

Vs. state average: + $13,053

Economic score: 1.30

school_link Go to School
#24 in Hispanic Colleges

University of California-Merced

Merced, California

Admission rate: 85%

Grad rate: 70%

Net cost: $13,896

Payback: 1.7 Years

Earnings: $61,148

Vs. state average: + $10,469

Economic score: 1.41

school_link Go to School
#22 in Hispanic Colleges

California State University-East Bay

Hayward, California

Admission rate: 74%

Grad rate: 65%

Net cost: $11,116

Payback: 1.6 Years

Earnings: $60,920

Vs. state average: + $10,241

Economic score: 1.36

school_link Go to School
#68 in Hispanic Colleges

Pacific Union College

Angwin, California

Admission rate: 60%

Grad rate: 60%

Net cost: $21,835

Payback: 3.1 Years

Earnings: $60,605

Vs. state average: + $9,926

Economic score: 2.60

school_link Go to School
#36 in Hispanic Colleges

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

Admission rate: 85%

Grad rate: 67%

Net cost: $15,113

Payback: 2.1 Years

Earnings: $60,126

Vs. state average: + $9,447

Economic score: 1.76

school_link Go to School
#70 in Hispanic Colleges

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California

Admission rate: 75%

Grad rate: 74%

Net cost: $26,489

Payback: 3.1 Years

Earnings: $59,684

Vs. state average: + $9,005

Economic score: 2.65

school_link Go to School
#31 in Hispanic Colleges

San Diego State University

San Diego, California

Admission rate: 37%

Grad rate: 80%

Net cost: $14,788

Payback: 2.0 Years

Earnings: $59,027

Vs. state average: + $8,348

Economic score: 1.69

school_link Go to School
#43 in Hispanic Colleges

Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, California

Admission rate: 90%

Grad rate: 71%

Net cost: $17,478

Payback: 2.3 Years

Earnings: $58,788

Vs. state average: + $8,109

Economic score: 2.02

school_link Go to School
#53 in Hispanic Colleges

AdventHealth University

Orlando, Florida

Admission rate: 91%

Grad rate: 54%

Net cost: $18,229

Payback: 3.0 Years

Earnings: $58,788

Vs. state average: + $14,067

Economic score: 2.24

school_link Go to School
#39 in Hispanic Colleges

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Admission rate: 71%

Grad rate: 62%

Net cost: $17,571

Payback: 2.4 Years

Earnings: $58,435

Vs. state average: + $13,488

Economic score: 1.84

school_link Go to School
#48 in Hispanic Colleges

University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

Admission rate: 65%

Grad rate: 78%

Net cost: $18,186

Payback: 2.4 Years

Earnings: $58,112

Vs. state average: + $7,433

Economic score: 2.07

school_link Go to School
Show more read-more