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Hispanic Serving Institution

The Department of Education (DOE) defines as an HSI any institution of higher learning with an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25% Hispanic. SCC has, in fact, more than 29% of our student population who identify themselves as Hispanic, Latina/o/x, Mexican, Mexican-American, or Chicana/o/x.  This student population representing the single highest racial/ethnic group at the college.

SCC met the program-specific eligibility requirements as a Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institution, and was formally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. We are the first college to reach this designation in the Los Rios Community College District and as such we were recently awarded grants that enable the college to expand and enhance academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

HSI Grant-funded Programs

HSI Early College Program

The HSI Early College Program (HSI-ECP) focuses on early college initiatives and introduces our Latinx and low-income high school students to college via participation in Dual Enrollment.

HSI Early College Program

STEM Equity & Success Initiative (SESI)

STEM Equity & Success Initiative (SESI) seeks to increase the enrollment and success of Latina/o and economically disadvantaged students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in their transition from high school to college and ultimately degree completion, transfer, and career opportunity.

STEM Equity & Success Initiative (SESI)


  • Monday to Thursday:
    8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday:
    8:30 am-4:00 pm


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3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822