The number of colleges and universities considered Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the U.S. increased 14.5% from 2010-11 to 2011-12, the largest single-year increase ever, according to data published by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Excelencia in Education. Also according to the report, some 47.5% of HSIs -- which are defined as nonprofit, degree-granting colleges or universities with at least 25% Latino full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment -- are public two-year institutions.

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