The Community College of Aurora was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in 2016. To receive this designation, institutions must have an undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent student enrollment of 25 percent or more. At CCA, more than 30 percent of the student population identifies as Latinx, and about 1 in 16 students who graduate are Latinx students.
With this designation, CCA was awarded a Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Grant. This is a federal grant that gives funds to institutions that are HSIs over the course of 5 years to meet certain objectives and goals. Those objectives are: create online trainings for instructors and faculty surrounding topics of culturally responsive teaching, establish a college readiness program with a foucs on a summer bridge experience, and promote a data informed campus culture. Read more about Title V at CCA HERE.