A Home for the Latino Community

Un Hogar para la Comunidad Latina



Capital Community College takes great pride in its status as a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

According to the U.S. Department of Education, CCC is one of three colleges in Connecticut and among five in New England to be awarded this distinction. To be designated as an HSI, postsecondary institutions must have a Latino student population of at least 25%. Capital Community College’s Fall 2018 Latino enrollment reached 30%, our highest percentage to date.

Beyond the Numbers

As an HSI, CCC appreciates that it has an important responsibility to ensure the academic success of its Latino student population as well as to promote an inclusive and equitable campus experience for the benefit of all students by:

  • Providing culturally responsive curricular and co-curricular programming
  • Developing activities aimed at educating the campus and surrounding community on Latino heritage, history and culture
  • Promoting the recruitment, retention, and professional development of Latino faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Cultivating partnerships with non-profit organizations in the Greater Hartford area dedicated to supporting citizens of Latino heritage
  • Collaborating with state and national organizations that emphasize the academic and professional development of Latino students

This site reports on CCC’s ongoing commitment and efforts towards advancing our status as an HSI, including campus resources, activities, community partnerships, and institutional data.