2019 Best Online Colleges for Hispanic & Latino Students

By OnlineU Staff | Updated 6/8/2020
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This list of the best online colleges for Hispanic and Latino students includes 75 regionally or nationally accredited institutions. At all of these schools, Hispanic and Latino students make up at least 25% of the total student body. Many of these schools also have at least one student organization focused on issues related to Hispanic and Latino communities. Additionally, all of these schools offer at least one fully-online bachelor's degree. In addition to our comprehensive list of Latino and Hispanic-Friendly online colleges, we also offer a list of the best online colleges for Hispanic and Latino Students and a list of the most affordable online colleges for Hispanic and Latino Students.

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Comprehensive List of Online Hispanic-Serving Institutions (75)

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School Annual Tuition Hispanic & Latino Students
Adams State University $16,752 36%
AdventHealth University $14,550 29%
Angelo State University $19,206 32%
Arizona State University $10,104 29%
Barry University $7,410 30%
Broward College $8,762 35%
California Baptist University $18,259 35%
California Lutheran University $14,760 29%
California State University Monterey Bay $15,750 45%
California State University-Bakersfield $10,475 56%
California State University-Chico $18,216 31%
California State University-Dominguez Hills $6,732 62%
California State University-East Bay $18,864 33%
California State University-Fullerton $12,750 42%
California State University-Northridge $14,976 47%
California State University-Sacramento $5,742 31%
California State University-San Bernardino $11,340 63%
California State University-Stanislaus $17,622 51%
Colorado State University-Pueblo $10,500 32%
Concordia University - Texas $10,500 30%
Concordia University-Chicago $13,280 27%
Dominican College of Blauvelt $19,140 31%
Dominican University $13,837 49%
Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus $5,763 37%
Felician University $24,375 31%
Florida Atlantic University $10,224 26%
Florida International University $8,993 66%
Florida SouthWestern State College $18,096 29%
Hallmark University $14,850 48%
Heritage University $17,824 69%
Hodges University $17,100 37%
Houston Baptist University $13,280 33%
Humboldt State University $5,742 35%
Life Pacific University $7,050 34%
Loma Linda University $22,800 34%
Mercy College $13,175 37%
Miami Dade College $14,358 69%
National University $16,650 27%
Nevada State College $8,900 29%
New Mexico Highlands University $10,590 58%
New Mexico State University $22,044 55%
Nova Southeastern University $12,540 27%
Nyack College $25,000 32%
Our Lady of the Lake University $27,912 76%
Pacific Oaks College $19,950 58%
Palm Beach State College $16,740 29%
Saint Xavier University $17,250 36%
San Diego Christian College $14,012 26%
San Diego State University $15,642 31%
Schreiner University $10,013 36%
South Texas College $6,000 94%
Southwestern Adventist University $20,910 46%
St. Peter's University $10,710 42%
Texas A&M International University $24,614 95%
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi $17,557 49%
Texas Woman's University $19,485 29%
University of Houston $25,620 32%
University of Houston-Clear Lake $22,980 36%
University of Houston-Downtown $19,080 46%
University of Houston-Victoria $18,462 38%
University of La Verne $20,640 50%
University of Nevada at Las Vegas $22,212 27%
University of New Mexico $10,471 47%
The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley $7,479 91%
The University of Texas at Arlington $11,993 27%
The University of Texas at San Antonio $21,039 54%
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio $17,360 39%
The University of Texas Permian Basin $9,415 49%
University of the Incarnate Word $15,900 58%
University of the Southwest $13,470 51%
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology $17,270 33%
Wayland Baptist University $12,245 30%
West Texas A&M University $8,465 27%
Western New Mexico University $15,231 46%
William Paterson University of New Jersey $22,336 29%

2019 Best Value Online Hispanic-Serving Institutions

These 25 schools are the best online Hispanic and Latino-Friendly colleges of 2019. They all have significant Hispanic and Latino populations and provide a high return on investment for graduates. They offer online degrees at all academic levels from associate to doctoral. Six of these schools are part of the California State University System, such as #1-ranked California State University-Northridge and #4-ranked California State University-San Bernardino. Students looking for an online college located in another state also have options. For example, St. Peter's University is located in Jersey City, New Jersey and is ranked #3, and several schools in Texas, Florida, and New Mexico also make the list.

You can read our full methodology here or learn more about OnlineU. We also publish rankings of the most affordable online Hispanic and Latino serving institutions.

#1 California State University-Northridge

  • Annual Tuition: $14,976
  • Locations: Northridge (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 47%

At California State University - Northridge, nearly half of all students identify as Hispanic or Latino. In order to ensure that this population feels supported throughout their education, the university has a variety of student groups, clubs, and organization geared towards Hispanic and Latino Students. For example, female students can join Hermanas Unidas de California State University, Northridge, and students of all genders can join Lengua, Unidad, Cultura, Ideologia y Amistad (L.U.C.I.A), a club that exists to promote the Spanish language and Latin culture. Online offerings at California State University - Northridge include bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in fields as diverse as Liberal Studies, Public Administration, and Engineering Management.

#2 University of New Mexico

  • Annual Tuition: $10,471
  • Locations: Albuquerque (NM)
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 47%

The University of New Mexico is a great option for online students who identify as Hispanic or Latino. Almost half of the student body - 46.90% - are Hispanic or Latino, and the university is home to a variety of officially recognized student clubs and organizations that might interest Hispanic and Latino Students, such as the Chicanx Studies Student Collective, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Raza Graduate Student Association, and more. Online students have their pick of 15 different bachelor's degrees and 10 master's degrees, including a Master of Construction Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

#3 St. Peter's University

  • Annual Tuition: $10,710
  • Locations: Jersey City (NJ)
  • Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 42%

St. Peter's University is a private, Roman Catholic University that offers online bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Nursing as well as a several graduate degrees. Students in the Business Administration program can choose among three concentrations: Accounting, Business Management, and Healthcare Management. At this university, Hispanic and Latino students make up 41.80% of the student population, and they can join the university's Latin American Service Organization (LASO), which strives to promote volunteer efforts and strengthen Latino heritage and culture.

#4 California State University-San Bernardino

  • Annual Tuition: $11,340
  • Locations: San Bernardino (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 63%

At California State University - San Bernardino, Hispanic and Latino students are the largest ethnic group at 63.20% of the student population. In order to facilitate connections among this group of students, the university has a variety of clubs and organizations geared towards them such as Acto Latino, Club Los Amigos, and the Latino Business Student Association. Online students are eligible to join any and all of these clubs, and they can pick among two bachelor's degrees, five master's degrees, and dozens of certificates, including certificates in Home Inspection, Mobile Web Development, and more. 

#5 California State University-Stanislaus

  • Annual Tuition: $17,622
  • Locations: Turlock (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 51%

California State University - Stanislaus offers both online and traditional Hispanic and Latino students the opportunity to connect with students who share their heritage and cultural background. The university is home to two clubs with a Hispanic or Latino focus: Hermanas Unidas and Movimiento Estudiantil Chican de Aztlan. More than half of this university's students - 51.10% - identify as Hispanic or Latino. Online undergraduate students can choose to study Nursing or Gender Studies, with the Gender Studies program offering three different concentrations. There is also an online MBA available.

#6 California State University-Fullerton

  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • Locations: Fullerton (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 42%

California State University - Fullerton has a robust catalog of online programs. Undergraduate students have nine options whereas master's level students have 17. Certificates are also available in fields such as Digital Marketing and Postsecondary Reading and Learning. Hispanic and Latino students comprise 41.90% of the student body at this university, and they are active in several officially recognized clubs and organizations, such as Ballet Folklorico de Cal State Fullerton, which focuses on the celebration of traditional Mexican dance, and Hermanas Unidas, whose mission is to support and uplift women of Hispanic and Latino descent. 

#7 California State University-Chico

  • Annual Tuition: $18,216
  • Locations: Chico (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 31%

At California State University - Chico, Hispanic and Latino students make up a smaller percentage of the student body than they do at any other branch of the California State University system featured on this list. However, that doesn't mean that they aren't making themselves heard. Groups such as Latinas in Action, Latinos in Technical Careers, and Central Americans for Empowerment (C.A.F.E.) help ensure that Hispanic and Latino students' interests are promoted in the university community. Online students have a variety of degree options, including bachelor's degrees in Religious Studies, Nursing, and Social Science.

#8 Loma Linda University

  • Annual Tuition: $22,800
  • Locations: Loma Linda (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 34%

Loma Linda means "pretty hill" in Spanish, but Hispanic and Latino culture and interests at this university go beyond its name. Approximately a third of the student body identifies as Hispanic or Latino, and they can choose to join the Associate of Latin American Students (ALAS). Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist school with a focus on the health professions, so all of its online and on-campus degree programs fit within this category. Available online bachelor's degrees include a BS in Radiation Sciences with three concentrations, a BS in Health Care Administration, and more.

#9 California State University-Sacramento

  • Annual Tuition: $5,742
  • Locations: Sacramento (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 31%

California State University - Sacramento, or Sac State, as it's commonly called, offers a diverse catalog of online programs. Bachelor's degrees are offered in Psychology, Career and Technical Studies, and Criminal Justice. Graduate students can earn an online Master of Science in Accountancy, and there are also several options for online certificates. Hispanic and Latino students comprise 30.80% of the student body, and there are a handful of university recognized clubs and organizations on campus that might interest them, inlcuding Ballet Folklorico Dance, Latinx Leadership Council, and more.

#10 San Diego State University

  • Annual Tuition: $15,642
  • Locations: San Diego (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 31%

San Diego State University is located in San Diego, California, a city whose population is nearly 30% Hispanic or Latino, so it's no surprise that this population is well represented in the student body. Almost a third of all students - 30.70% - identify as Hispanic or Latino. There are many officially recognized student-run organizations that might appeal to them, such as Central Americans for Empowerment, Chicanos / Latinos for Community Medicine, Hispanic Business Student Association, and more. Online programs at San Diego State University are available at the bachelor's, master's, and certificate level, but certificate seekers have the greatest number of options.

#11 New Mexico State University

  • Annual Tuition: $22,044
  • Locations: Las Cruces (NM)
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 55%

New Mexico State University offers and impressive array of online degrees at several academic levels, from bachelor's to doctoral. There are also online certificates available. Master's level students have the greatest number of options, such as a Master of Arts in Sociology, a Master of Public Health, and a Master of Arts in Education. There is also an online Master of Arts in Spanish, with two concentrations available: Linguistics or Literature. This is just one indication that Hispanic and Latino students, language and culture have a strong presence on campus. Hispanic and Latino students represent more than half of all students, at 55.20% of the student body.

#12 California Lutheran University

  • Annual Tuition: $14,760
  • Locations: Thousand Oaks (CA) (and 2 others)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 29%

California Lutheran University is located in Thousand Oaks, California. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran church, and was founded in 1959. The student body is very diverse, as students hail from more than 49 different countries. Hispanic and Latino students comprise 29.10% of the student population, and they can connect and support each other through the Latin American Student Organization or Prospanica, a club whose mission is to facilitate educational achievements in the Hispanic community of the greater Los Angeles area. Undergraduate students can earn an online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, whereas master's level students have nearly a dozen online degree options.

#13 University of Houston

  • Annual Tuition: $25,620
  • Locations: Houston (TX)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 32%

The University of Houston's student body is 31.90% Hispanic or Latino, and these students may choose to celebrate their culture and heritage with other students of a similar background by joining a university recognized club such as the Latin Dance Association, Society of Afro Latino Students in America, Hispanic Business Student Organization, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Hispanic Law Students Association, and other organizations. Online students have options at every academic level. Bachelor's degree seekers can earn a degree in Psychology, Nursing, or Retailing and Consumer Science. Master's students have 22 options, such as a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering.

#14 Arizona State University

  • Annual Tuition: $10,104
  • Locations: Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 29%

Arizona State University's Hispanic and Latino student population comprises 29.40% of the total student body. These students head a diverse array of clubs and organizations, such as Club Sudamericano, Hispanic Organization of Latin Awareness, Los Diablos, Organizacion de la Lengua Espanola, and several more. Online ASU students can choose among nearly a hundred online bachelor's degrees and almost as many online master's degrees. Available areas of study include traditional subjects such as Political Science, Philosophy, and Criminal Justice, as well as more unique options like Sustainability, Speech and Hearing Science, and Urban Planning.

#15 Humboldt State University

  • Annual Tuition: $5,742
  • Locations: Arcata (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 35%

Humboldt State University is located in Arcata, California, making it the northernmost branch of the University of California system. For students who aren't located there, the university offers several online degrees. Undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an optional concentration in Leadership Studies, or a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. There are also six online certificates offered, including some unique options such as New Designs for Fundraising and Ecology and sustainable Tourism Planning and Management. More than a third of students - 35.40% - identify as Hispanic or Latino. 

#16 University of La Verne

  • Annual Tuition: $20,640
  • Locations: La Verne (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 50%

The University of La Verne is a private university outside of Los Angeles. Nearly half of the student body identifies as Hispanic or Latino, and some of these students are active through the Latino Student Forum. There are many online program options, including associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Undergraduate students can earn an Associate of Arts in General Studies or a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Organizational Management, Educational Studies, and more. Graduate students can earn one of 14 different master's degrees, such as a Master of Business Administration with many optional concentrations and a Master of Science in Child Development.

#17 The University of Texas at Arlington

  • Annual Tuition: $11,993
  • Locations: Arlington (TX)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 27%

At the University of Texas at Arlington, Hispanic and Latino students make up 27.00% of the total student population. They may find community through the university's Latin American Student Association. Hispanic and Latino students with a specific academic interest can join the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Hispanic Student Nursing Association. The University of Texas at Arlington offers online degrees at every academic level, from associate to doctoral. Graduate students have the greatest number of options; they can choose among 56 different master's degrees, including a Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, and more.

#18 Florida International University

  • Annual Tuition: $8,993
  • Locations: Miami (FL)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 66%

At Florida International University, a majority of students - 66.10% - identify as Hispanic or Latino. There are nearly 50 online bachelor's degrees offered, including a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Students who want to study these subjects at a higher level can earn a Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. There are also 46 other master's degrees available, such as Master of Science in Communication - Spanish Language Journalism and Media, a Master of Public Health, Master of Arts in History, and more.

#19 University of Houston-Clear Lake

  • Annual Tuition: $22,980
  • Locations: Houston (TX)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 36%

At University of Houston - Clear Lake, 36.30% of students identify as Hispanic or Latino. There are more than 97 officially recognized student organizations at this school, including Hispanics Advancing Culture, Education & Rights (HACER). The mission of this organization is to support and increase the rights and interests of Latino Students and the surrounding Latino community. This university offers six online bachelor's degrees and 14 online master's degrees, such as a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Finance, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, and a Master of Science in Engineering Management.

#20 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

  • Annual Tuition: $17,360
  • Locations: San Antonio (TX)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 39%

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers several online programs in the health sciences. Undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care. There is also a Master of Science in Respiratory Care available. Nearly 40% of the student body identifies as Hispanic or Latino, and some of these students are involved with student organizations such as Frontera de Salud, Hispanic Student Nurses Association, Latino Medical Student Association, and more.

#21 California State University-Dominguez Hills

  • Annual Tuition: $6,732
  • Locations: Carson (CA)
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 62%

California State University - Dominguez Hills is located in Carson, California. More than 60% of the student body identifies as Hispanic or Latino. In order to support the professional and personal development of these students, the university recognizes several organizations such as the Association of Latino Professionals for America, Hermanas Unidas, Explorando el Mundo, and more. Online offerings from this university are robust, particularly for master's level students, who have 22 different online degree options, including of Master of Business Administration with many different concentrations. 

#22 South Texas College

  • Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • Locations: McAllen (TX) (and 2 others)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 94%

South Texas College is located in McAllen, Texas. There are no student clubs or organizations with an explicitly Hispanic or Latino focus, but even so, Hispanic and Latino students need not fear that they will not be represented on campus. In fact, 94.30% of the student body identifies as Hispanic or Latino. Online offerings are limited to the undergraduate level. There are 20 associate degrees available, such as an AA in Anthropology, AA in English, AA in Criminal Justice, and more. There are also four bachelor's degrees offered: a BAS in Organizational Leadership, a BAT in Computer and Information Technology, BAT in Medical and Health Services Management, and a BAT in Technology Management.

#23 The University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Annual Tuition: $21,039
  • Locations: San Antonio (TX)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 54%

The University of Texas at San Antonio is home to a significant Hispanic and Latino student population. More than half of students - 53.60% - identify as Hispanic and Latino. The university recognizes more than 360 student organizations, including Ballet Folklorico de UTSA, Hispanic Student Association, Latinos of Science and Engineering, and more. There is one online bachelor's degree offered, as well as four certificate programs. Three of these certificates are graduate certificates in Health, Community Nutrition, and Applied Health Research.

#24 Texas A&M International University

  • Annual Tuition: $24,614
  • Locations: Laredo (TX)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 95%

Texas A&M International University is located in Laredo, Texas, which sits on the border between the United States and Mexico. This proximity to Mexico means that Hispanic and Latino students are heavily represented at this university. Nearly 95% percent of students identify as Hispanic or Latino. Officially recognized student clubs and organizations geared towards this population include the Association of Latino Professionals for America and Latinas: Sisters in Amistad. There is only one bachelor's degree offered, but there are 16 master's degrees offered, including a Master of Science in Bilingual Education, with both thesis and non-thesis options

#25 Houston Baptist University

  • Annual Tuition: $13,280
  • Locations: Houston (TX)
  • Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Hispanic/Latino Students: 33%

Houston Baptist University is located in Houston, Texas and was founded in 1960. The university is a private institution. Approximately a third of the students there identify as Hispanic or Latino, and some of them are part of the Hispanic Student Organization. Online degrees are available at the bachelor's and master's levels, and certificates are also offered. Undergraduate students can earn a BA in Psychology, Criminal Justice, Biblical Studies, Managerial Studies, and more. Graduate students can earn a MA in Apologetics, Christian Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and more.

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