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Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education by promoting Latino student achievement, conducting analysis to inform educational policies, and advancing institutional practices while collaborating with those committed and ready to meet the mission.

Organize, Excel, Grow

Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education by promoting Latino student achievement, conducting analysis to inform educational policies, and advancing institutional practices while collaborating with those committed and ready to meet the mission.

Inform

RECENT RESEARCH

This factbook synthesizes public and national data to provide a series of one-page fact sheets to examine Latino students throughout the education pipeline. These fact sheets provide snapshots into the advancements made by Latinos in education, areas in need of progress, and select educational issues pertaining to Latino student success.

For the U.S. to regain the top ranking in the world for college degree attainment, Latinos will need to earn 5.5 million more degrees by 2020.

This release includes 53 separate fact sheets on the current status of Latino college completion in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the nation and is a framework for tracking Latino degree attainment in the U.S.

Excel

LATEST SUCCESS STORIES

Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program is a program within the education department of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan founded in 1978. SOL is the only Latino youth program in Kent County designed to promote the educational success of the entire family through innovative and...

Express to Success aims to increase success and completion rates in developmental math and English for Latino students who place one to two levels below college level courses through the collaboration between students and teachers in learning communities.

The LARES (Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services) Program was founded in 1975 to improve Latino students’ college level skills in math, reading, writing, and critical thinking while developing leadership skills. The LARES program also collaborates with schools, community colleges...

The Graduate Support Center was established in 2010 aims to increase the persistence rate of Latino Master’s degree students by implementing academic and support initiatives while integrating engagement of the student’s family. The Center offers an Academic Workshop Series, a Graduate Writing...

Raúl H. Yzaguirre, Founding President of the National Council of La Raza, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and Emeritus Honorary Board Member of Excelencia in Education reflects upon Excelencia in Education and the organization's impact.

Elsa Núñez, President of Eastern Connecticut State University, discusses identifying potential for Latino student success and the Dual College Program.

News

Despite challenges, a top education group said the national data on Latino students is encouraging and shows solid growth.

WASHINGTON – Excelencia in Education has unveiled the 2015 Factbook, which provides timely information about current Latino student educational achievement and establishes a baseline from which to measure performance over time.

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