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

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.

A critical group of institutions enrolling and graduating Latino students are Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). New analysis on HSIs using 2012-13 data include:

Factsheet: HSIs

List of HSIs

Emerging HSI List

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

To continue informing national and state-level action on Latino college completion, Excelencia in Education today released 53 separate fact sheets updating the current status of college completion among Latinos nationally, in each state, and in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The extreme cost of earning a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution is something that education experts have been discussing for years. Although strides are being made to make college more affordable for all students, there is a long way to go before that is a reality.

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