Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success, enhancing our workforce, leadership, and economy.

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2019 Examples of Excelencia Announced

In 2019, Excelencia in Education received 166 program nominations from 32 states, DC and Puerto Rico.

Of these nominations, Excelencia has selected 4 Examples of Excelencia, 1 in each of our 4 categories: Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate, and Community-Based Organizations, as programs that stood out as effective evidence-based practices accelerating Latino student success. In addition, 12 programs were highlighted as 2019 Examples of Excelencia finalists for their efforts to serve Latino students in higher education.

2019 Examples of Excelencia Awards

2019 Seal of Excelencia Recipients

2019 Seal of Excelencia Logo

In 2019, Excelencia announced the inaugural cohort of institutions earning certification for serving Latino students.

The Seal of Excelencia certification provides independent verification of institutions serving Latino students by intentionally aligning data, practice, and leadership. The Seal benefits institution, students, and community and accelerates the number of students with degrees by 2030.

We're Closing the Equity Gap in Latino College Completion

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To close the national equity gap in degree attainment, Latinos will need to earn 6.2 million more degrees by 2030. Excelencia will help reach this goal by:

  • Working with institutions to raise Latinos' degree attainment
  • Informing and influencing educators and decision makers to increase Latinos' degree attainment
  • Advancing evidence-based practices that support the success of Latino and other students
Informing Policies with Real Outcomes

Our research on Latinos students in education provides an understanding of Latinos' strength, growth, and opportunities for increased success.

Five Factors that Influence Latino College Completion

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Enrolling
Retaining
Retaining
Supporting Financially
Supporting Financially
Modeling w/ Faculty
Modeling w/ Faculty
Graduating
Graduating

You + Excelencia = Success

There's power in numbers. Let's work together to serve Latinos in higher education and meet our shared mission.

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