Since 2005, Excelencia in Education has recognized programs that use evidence based practices to accelerate Latino student success in higher education at the national level. In 2017 we received over 160 program nominations from 25 states, DC and Puerto Rico.
Below we proudly present our 2017 Examples of Excelencia finalists.

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs [ASAP], CUNY Bronx Community College (NY)
Alamo Advise, Alamo Colleges District (TX)
Focus on Student Success [FOSS], Laredo Community College (TX)
Long Beach College Promise, Long Beach City College (CA)
MDC's Shark Path, Miami Dade College (FL)
Saint Peter's University (NJ)
California State University, Stanislaus (CA)
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, Arizona State University (AZ)
McNair Scholars Program, University of Central Florida (FL)
California State University Northridge [CSUN] (CA)
Abriendo Puertas (Memphis, TN)
Adelante Hispanic Achievers (Louisville, KY)
Dream Catchers, Catch the Next, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund (Houston, TX)
Waukegan to College [W2C] (Waukegan, IL)

A selection committee of national experts is tasked with the difficult job of selecting one program in each category as Examples of Excelencia. We will announce the four Examples of Excelencia on October 5, 2017 at Celebración de Excelencia in Washington, DC. Be sure to join us for this announcement and stay with us to learn more about what works to increase Latino student success at our ALASS Institute on October 6, 2017.
Click here to learn more, register, and RSVP.
Download the press release about the 2017 Examples of Excelencia finalists.
To learn more about what Examples of Excelencia and finalists receive as part of their recognition click here.
To learn about other practices that accelerate Latino student success across the country visit the Growing What Works Database.