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

Research
Research
Latino College Completion
Ensuring America's Future
What Works
What Works
  • Learn more about Examples of Excelencia, the only national effort to identify and promote evidence-based practices accelerating Latino student success in higher education.
  • Learn about evidence-based programs accelerating Latino student success in the online searchable Growing What Works database.
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New Analysis on Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2018-19

Definition of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

During these challenging times, Excelencia remains committed to sharing research to highlight the opportunities for SERVING Latino students at the institutions where they enroll.

Excelencia’s analysis, based on the most recent federal data, shows continued growth in the numbers of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Emerging HSIs, increased Latino enrollment in regions not normally known for Latino enrollment, and a growing number of HSIs with graduate-level program offerings.

2019 Seal of Excelencia Recipients

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.

2019 Seal of Excelencia Logo

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

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