From its inception, Excelencia in Education has recognized institutional practices that see Latinos as an asset and invests in their success as parts of the institution using an analytical approach and clarity of the need for an evidence-base to highlight what is working to accelerate Latino student success. In this way, Excelencia informs public policy at the institutional, state, and national levels with evidence-based institutional practices improving Latino success in higher education.
The majority of the top 25 institutions conferring degrees in STEM to Latinos in 2012-13 at the bachelor level were HSIs
Excelencia in Education, 2015. Finding Your Workforce: Latinos in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)