October 5 & 6, Nation's Capitol

Early bird registration is open for the Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Institute.

2017 McGraw Prize in Education

Valencia College President Shugart receives McGraw Prize, noting previous recognition from Excelencia in Education for supporting Latino student success.

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.

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RECENT RESEARCH

In 2015-16, there were 472 HSIs located in 19 states and Puerto Rico. These institutions represented 14% of all institutions of higher education an d enrolled 64% of Latino undergraduates.

Excelencia in Education has conducted analysis on HSIs since 2004 and annually releases the list of institutions meeting the basic definition every year.

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) enroll over 60 percent of Latino undergraduates and generally enroll a high enrollment of needy students with relatively limited resources. The federal government has funded the development of HSIs since 1995 to expand and enhance their capacity, quality, and the educational achievement of their Latinos and other low-income students. This brief examines the impact of 20 years of investment in HSIs and the link of this support on Latino student success.

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LATEST SUCCESS STORIES

The BSW program started in response to a need for bilingual social workers in local agencies, and a more empowered Latino community. It is the only BSW program of its kind in a Midwest college with a bilingual curriculum.

Pathway to the Baccalaureate was launched to support the growing population of traditional-aged students in Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) who demonstrate substantial barriers to college access and completion.

The EPOCHS program provides services to Latino/a graduate students and activities to improve campus climate and improve retention and graduation rates.

Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) creates a college-going culture for Latino families in an area with a history of low educational attainment.

The Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) was established in 1991 to address the severe shortage of Latinos in medicine. The Center aims to develop an educational pipeline from high school to medical school faculty.

Since 2010, the STEM program at Fresno Pacific University (FPU) has been a learning community designed to support Latino, first-generation, and low-income students seeking a degree in STEM. The mission of the STEM program is to increase bachelor degree attainment among Latino, first-generation...

PIQE operates nine parent development programs to teach parents how to navigate/impact the school system and promote meaningful interaction/partnerships between parents, schools, and educators.

In 2006, South Texas College (STC) partnered with Progreso ISD to develop an Early College High School (ECHS) Program. Early College High Schools specifically target populations of students that are potential first-generation college attendees from low socio-economic backgrounds. They provide a...

News

Today, Arizona State University and McGraw-Hill Education announced the winners of the 2017 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, one of the most prestigious awards in the field.

The American public has mixed feelings about how well colleges serve the needs of students, according to the results of a poll released on Thursday by New America, a nonpartisan think tank. Three-quarters of the respondents agreed that it is easier to be successful with a college degree, but only one-quarter said higher education is "fine just...

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