Inform, Organize, Excel

Excelencia in Education aims to accelerate higher education success for Latino students by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latino students and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement.

Organize, Excel, Grow

Excelencia in Education aims to accelerate higher education success for Latino students by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latino students and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement.

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RECENT RESEARCH

Seeing the critical national importance of examining the profile of Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) alongside historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Excelencia in Education, in partnership with the United Negro College Fund - Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, released new analysis to bring intentional focus to strengthening minority 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

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.

Initiated in Fall 2005, the Student Employment Initiative (SEI) provides on-campus paid internship opportunities in a student’s program of study above and beyond traditional work-study.

Developed in 2001, The UTPA/UT- Austin Cooperative Doctoral Program in Pharmacy (CDPP) encourages students from the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo regions of South Texas to pursue pharmacy as a career, and provides recruitment, training and retention of proficient pharmacists that understand the...

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

News

WASHINGTON  – Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) alongside historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), represent 20 percent of institutions in the nation but enroll almost half of black and Latino undergraduate students.

This year, for the first time, white students make up less than half the student body in the country’s public K-12 schools, down from 63 percent in 1997. That same change is coming to college campuses fast.

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