Inform, Organize, Excel

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.

Helping or Hindering?

This brief provides a high level review of state policies in California, Colorado, and Texas that may be helping, hindering, or warrant reconsideration to improve Latino college completion.

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.

2013-14 HSI Data

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are identified by their Latino student enrollment, rather than by their institutional mission. New analysis includes the most recent lists for HSIs, Emerging HSIs, and HSIs with graduate programs.

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RECENT RESEARCH

This report identifies colleges and universities graduating Latinos in healthcare fields, selected evidence-based practices to increase Latino student success in these disciplines, and Latino representation in the healthcare workforce. The representation of institutions meeting the basic federal definition of an HSI is also summarized.

New analysis highlights state policy efforts that may help, hinder or need to be reexamined to close equity gaps in college completion for Latinos in three targeted states—California, Colorado, Texas. Supported by the Ford Foundation, analysis was conducted in collaboration with The Campaign for College Opportunity (CA), Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Colorado Coalition for the Educational Advancement of Latinos (CoCEAL) (CO), and Educate Texas (TX).

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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

WASHINGTON – Excelencia in Education today unveiled new research showing that Latino degree attainment is increasing in high-demand health related fields while job placements are concentrated in lower paying healthcare occupations.  The brief provides analysis of the state of Latino degree attainment in healthcare fiel

rom an early age, Carolina Garcia envisioned herself going to one of the nation's top universities. And now, that dream is about to become a reality.

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