Compton College has again been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) under Title III and/or Title V of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, allowing it to receive additional federal funds to support and expand programs for Latinx students.
To be eligible for this status, Compton College must have at least 25 percent of its student body be Latinx, have at least 50 percent of undergraduate students who are financial aid eligible, as well as invest substantially in the instruction of all students. The college’s HSI designation is for the 2022-2023 academic year; the U.S. Department of Education requires that educational institutions must apply for it each year.
“Once again, we are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and are excited to be able to apply for and receive additional resources to fund important educational programs and opportunities for students,” said Sonia Lopez, president of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees. “Having access to these vital grants will help Compton College further support the success of our students.”
Latinx students make up 63 percent of Compton College’s student population and the Compton Community College District service area includes a Latinx population of nearly 70 percent. The college offers approximately 42 degree and 41 certificate programs, as well as resources and support designed to help students meet their academic goals and transfer or enter the workforce.
The HSI designation and letter of approval from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education grants Compton College eligibility for a waiver of the non-Federal share matching requirements under the Federal Work Study Program (FWS), the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG), and the TRIO Student Support Services Program under Title IV of the HEA.
About Compton College
Compton College is the community’s education solution offering a full complement of transfer and degree courses, as well as career and technical education. Students may earn an associate degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year university or train for a career. Compton College is located at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221.