An initiative of the NSF-HSI Project JoIII: Establishing a Journey of Inclusion, Identity and Intersectionality through Guided Pathways to Enhance Latinx Success in Engineering and Computer Science


UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities. We are a majority-minority serving institution, and recently became a Hispanic Serving Institution, exceeding 25% Hispanic student population. Of the Hispanic student population, 37% are Pell Grant eligible. The term “Hispanic-Serving Institution” (HSI) a federal designation, requires that institutions be accredited colleges, enroll a significant proportion of low-income students, and have 25% of their full-time undergraduate student body be Hispanic. There are more than 500 HSI-eligible institutions in the U.S., but only 12 are also a Tier One Research institution as we are at UNT. While they comprise only a small percentage of all institutions of higher education, HSIs enroll about 2/3 of all Hispanic undergraduates in the country.

UNT is also a part of the 50K Coalition, a unique collaborative of more than 40 organizations focused on a bold national goal: to produce 50,000 diverse engineering graduates annually by 2025.

Pie chart showing demographics of student body. 45% wihte, 55% minority
Diverse student body


UNT DEEN serves to advocate and empower under-represented minority populations in engineering

  • Leadership development
  • Empower engineering identity
  • Facilitate networking and teamwork


College of Engineering student demographics


  • Undergraduate demographics pie chart
    Undergraduate student demographics
  • Graduating  undergrads demographics
    Graduating undergraduate demographics
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