56 Courses and Programs That Celebrate the Value Hispanic-Serving Institutions Offer to All Learners on edX
Discover online learning opportunities created by edX partners designated as HSIs and emerging HSIs, representing flexible pathways to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere.
Did you know that, between 2010 and 2019, Hispanics* accounted for more than half (52%) of the U.S. population growth, reaching a record 60.6 million people or 18% of the population? Not surprisingly, the number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)—where the full-time undergraduate student body is at least 25% Hispanic—also rapidly grew, from 293 in 2010 to 559 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Established by Congress 30 years ago, an HSI designation ensures that federal appropriations are available to historically underfunded institutions. At edX, we work closely with all of our HSI and “emerging HSI” (eHSI) partners to increase educational access, affordability, and opportunity for learners of all kinds, including Latinx* individuals. These partners range from several public institutions across the greater University of California (UC) and University of Texas (UT) systems to MIT, NYU, Pepperdine, and Rice. The relationships we’ve cultivated with each of these partners are indispensable to our steadfast commitment to opening up new doors to opportunity for everyone, everywhere.
To generate more awareness for these vital institutions, we’re shining a spotlight on a sampling of edX programs and courses created by some of our HSI and eHSI partners. They’re a great example of our commitment in action, representing learning pathways from free to degree that provide learners with many flexible entry points to high-quality education at any age or stage of their lives.
As we embrace and celebrate the world’s ever-expanding diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, edX is eager to continue growing these important partnerships—to help close skills and knowledge gaps, create more equitable opportunities in education, and support the Latinx community and all learners in unlocking their full potential.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs)—courses in a variety of subjects that can be audited for free:
- CalTech (eHSI): Learning from Data (Introductory Machine Learning)
- MIT (eHSI): World Music—Global Rhythms
- NYU (eHSI): Introduction to Information Security
- Rice (eHSI): DNA—Biology’s Genetic Code
- UC Berkeley (eHSI): Video for Content Creators
- UT Arlington (HSI): Digitizing Higher Education
- UT Permian Basin (HSI): Introduction to Sociology
- UT Health Science Center at Houston (eHSI): Reinvent Yourself—Unleash Your Creativity
Boot camps—intensive, hands-on, project-based training to upskill in tech:
- University of Arizona (HSI): Coding and Data Analytics
- UC Irvine (HSI): Coding, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, UX/UI, and Digital Marketing
- UCLA (eHSI): Coding, Cybersecurity, and Product Management
- UC Riverside (HSI): Coding and Cybersecurity
- University of Central Florida (HSI): Coding, Data Analytics, UX/UI, and Digital Marketing
- University of Miami (eHSI): Coding, Data Analytics, Fintech, and Technical Project Management
- UT Austin (HSI): Coding, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Digital Marketing, UX/UI, and Product Management
- UT San Antonio (HSI): Coding, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and UX/UI
Executive education—short courses to develop leadership skills:
- UC Davis (eHSI): Leadership Program
- MIT (eHSI): Cryptocurrency
- Rice (eHSI): Leading Workplace Diversity
Professional certificates—series of courses to build today's in-demand skills:
- UC Berkeley (eHSI): The Science of Happiness at Work
- UC San Diego (eHSI): Virtual Reality App Development
- UT MD Anderson Center (HSI): Comparative Effectiveness Research Training and Instruction\
MicroBachelors® programs—microcredentials for career advancement or credit toward a full undergraduate degree:
- ASU (eHSI): Professional Writing
- NYU (eHSI): Computer Science Fundamentals
MicroMasters® programs—microcredentials for career advancement or credit toward a full graduate degree:
- MIT (eHSI): Principles of Manufacturing
- UC San Diego (eHSI): Algorithms and Data Structures
Master’s degrees—fully online graduate degree programs:
- ASU (eHSI): Supply Chain Management
- Baylor University (eHSI): Public Health
- Fordham University (eHSI): Corporate Compliance
- NYU (eHSI): Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
- USC (eHSI): Nursing
- Three of our eHSI partners offer online MBA programs: UC Davis, Pepperdine, and Rice
*The terms Hispanic and Latinx are used interchangeably in this article. Hispanic is the term used for official U.S. Census reporting and some other organizations such as the Hispanic Associations of Colleges and Universities. Latinx is also being used to be as inclusive as possible.
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