The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) is an applied social science research center with longstanding community and organizational partnerships in the U.S.-Mexico border region. The mission of the NLRC is to promote research, training, and greater awareness on the unique needs and dynamics of U.S. Latina/o communities. The NLRC works in partnership with Latina/o communities, organizations, and public institutions bridging educational and health resources and opportunities.
NLRC engages in research related to health (e.g., mental health, migrant health, indigenous medicine); education (e.g., parent engagement, college and career preparation, youth empowerment, multilingual and multicultural education); civic learning and action (civic mission of schools, voting, volunteering, public policy), and the environment (e.g., healthy communities, environmental justice).
Decennial Census 2020
The NLRC is analyzing U.S. Census data to understand demographic shifts in the CSUSM service region.
As a Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) in the U.S. Mexico Border region CSUSM's student body is majority Latina/o (48.1%). Mexican students represent 85% of those Latino Students and represent 43.6% of the total student body.