October 2013

Latino student success is America’s success and what institutions do to support Latino students’ success really matters.

Examples of Excelencia is the only national initiative to systematically identify and honor programs boosting Latino enrollment, performance and graduation with evidence of effectiveness. While there are a growing number of community-based programs worthy of recognition for their efforts to increase Latino student success, Examples of Excelencia focuses on institution-based programs and departments. These programs do not serve Latino students exclusively, but each program disaggregates their data and can demonstrate success with Latino students.

The 2013 Examples of Excelencia are:

Associate Level - Math Jam at Cañada College (CA)

Baccalaureate Level - Student Employment Initiative at The University of Texas at Brownsville (TX)

Graduate Level - Cooperative Doctoral Program in Pharmacy at The University of Texas Pan American and The University of Texas at Austin (TX)

    More detailed information about these outstanding programs, as well as those selected as finalists at each academic level, are included in this compendium. The programs in this compendium are leading effective investments in postsecondary education today to increase the success of Latino and other post-traditional students. We congratulate them for their current and continued efforts.

    This compendium is a central component of the Examples of Excelencia initiative. By sharing what works we hope to prompt educators and policymakers to take an asset-based approach to serving Latino students and inspire these decision makers to work to increase Latino student success by supporting, replicating, and bringing to scale evidence-based practices.

    • Policy Briefs
    • Institutional
    • Institutional Practices


    2013 What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education

    Research File