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Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • 8415 Datapoint Drive Ste. 400
  • San Antonio, TX 78229
  • (210) 576-3246
  • 1986
  • Jo An Santiago Williams
  • Director of Member Services
  • (210) 576-3246

Program Description

For over a quarter of a century, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has advocated on behalf of Hispanic higher education in the U.S. and around the world.

The mission of the association is to Champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education. HACU fulfills its mission by: promoting the development of member colleges and universities; improving access to and the quality of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.

HACU is the only organization that represents existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), which enroll more than 50 percent of all Hispanics in postsecondary education.

HACU, a nonprofit association representing more than 450 colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain, has been recognized as one of the top Hispanic nonprofits in the country.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 1%
  • White: 27%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 8%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 45%
  • Other: 9%
  • African American: 10%


  • Less than 25%