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CONTACT:   Janine G. Sorbello, Dir. of Ext. Affairs             DATE: April 4, 2023

CELL:            302-290-3224                              

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Goldey-Beacom College Named an Emerging HSI

Wilmington, DE – Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) has been named an Emerging Hispanic- Serving Institution (HSI) by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) in its March 30, 2023 release of an analysis on the 2021-22 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) enrollment data, which shows an increase in the number of Hispanic- Serving Institutions (HSIs) and continued growth in Hispanic student enrollment at colleges and universities.

In 2021-22, there were 572 institutions that met the definition of an HSI compared to 559 in 2020-21. HSIs are defined as having 25% or more undergraduate Hispanic student full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment. In 2021-22, HSIs enrolled 65.6% of all Hispanic undergraduates and 30.5% of all undergraduate students in nonprofit postsecondary education.

GBC is among the number of Emerging HSIs – colleges approaching the 25% Hispanic student enrollment threshold, which showed growth to be 400 in 2021-22, compared to 393 in 2020-21.

“At Goldey-Beacom College, we value the benefits of a diverse student body,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, GBC’s president. She continued, “We are proudly a majority-minority institution with a healthy number of international students as well. I believe this enriches our students’ college experience as they study, play and live with other students from a variety of backgrounds. As we see the number of Hispanic students enrolling in college grow, we want to be a part of that growth and ensure they have significant representation in our student body.”

To aid in growing its Hispanic enrollment, the College makes use of a scholarship funded by the Goizueta Foundation to provide academically qualified Hispanic students with up-to-full-tuition scholarships. The College travels twice a year to Puerto Rico to recruit students, attends up to 15 Hispanic college fairs throughout the mid-Atlantic region and partners with such organizations as La Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School.

“It is encouraging to see the enrollment at Hispanic-Serving Institutions return to numbers prior to the pandemic,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “HSIs are critical to developing a diverse competitive 21st century workforce. We hope Congress will address the underfunding of these vital institutions to ensure that funding is commensurate with the number of students they serve.”

Click here for the full press release from HACU. Hispanic-Serving Institutions across the nation total 572 – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (

Download HSIs Fact Sheet here. Download HSIs Quick Fact Sheet here.

View the list of HSIs here and Emerging HSIs here.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C and Sacramento, California.

Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,300 students enrolled from 22 states and 65 nations. The College offers 46 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, communication & media, human services, English, and all areas of business, including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, and finance.

The College began accepting students into two new degree programs in fall 2022: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies; B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. Also new in fall 2022, the College is offering five new undergraduate certificate programs including marketing, human resource management, health care management, entrepreneurship and information technology.

In fall 2023, the College plans to offer two additional degrees: Bachelor of Science in Marketing; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing.

The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90% placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


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