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Find below a glossary of terms and definitions that begin with the letter H as it relates to business definitions.

Term Description
Headcount Each student is counted once, whether carrying a full or partial instructional load. Headcount (usually Fall) is used in most UC statistical reporting, and it is also used for such purposes as estimating the number of residence hall rooms required, for calculating participation rates, and for other purposes that apply on a per-individual basis.
Headcount, summer Campuses offer multiple enrollment sessions during summer usually ranging from 3 to 10 weeks in length. Students may enroll in more than one summer session. Headcount enrollments are to be reported as unduplicated enrollments. That is, each student will be counted once no matter how many individual sessions the student is enrolled in during the summer term. UC students (from any campus) are counted separately from non-UC students enrolling in summer classes. 
Health Science Resident Individuals completing the residency portion of their health science professional degree (e.g., Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry)
High School Diploma or recognized equivalent

A document certifying the successful completion of a prescribed secondary school program of studies, or any of the following:
- recognized attainment of satisfactory scores on the GED or another state-authorized examination
- recognized completion of homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law
- completion of secondary school education in a homeschool setting which qualifies for an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law, if state  law does not require a homeschooled student to receive credential for their education

High School Student A student enrolled in secondary school or pursuing a high school diploma or recognized equivalent . Includes students who have not received but are pursuing a high school diploma or recognized equivalent and taking college coursework concurrently.
Hispanic-Serving Institution The Higher Education Act, 20 USCA Section 1101a defines a Hispanic-serving institution as an institution of higher education that (a) is an eligible institution; (b) at the time of application, has an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students; and (c) provides assurances that not less than 50 percent of the institution's Hispanic students are low-income individuals. Note:low income is defined as 150% of the poverty level as determined by the Bureau of the Census.
Hispanic/Latino A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: "...any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation." Federal regulations (20 USC 1061 (2)) allow for certain exceptions to the founding date.