Examples of Excelencia


The number of programs that have been recognized by Examples of Excelencia since 2005.

2020 Examples of Excelencia

Excelencia is pleased to announce the 2020 Examples of Excelencia! Learn more about this year's recognized programs.

Growing What Works Database

Check out what works for Latino students in our Growing What Works database. We have over 200 programs to explore.


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Profile Submission

Consider sharing your program’s story for 2021 Examples of Excelencia! View the profile submission form for Examples of Excelencia. 2021 submissions will open in February.


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Examples of Excelencia is the only national effort to identify and promote evidence-based practices that help accelerate Latino student success in higher education.

Closing the current equity gap in degree completion for Latino students requires vanguard leadership in replicable strategies working for Latino students. Programs recognized through Examples of Excelencia are accelerating degree completion through intentional, culturally relevant, and effective high-impact practices tailored to Latino students.

Since 2005, Excelencia in Education has received over 1,000 program submissions; recognized over 300 programs for their efforts accelerating Latino student success and awarded $2 million to programs making a difference for Latino students.

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2020 Examples of Excelencia Announced

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Join us in celebrating the 2020 Examples of Excelencia, 4 outstanding, national exemplars of Latino student success. The 2020 Examples of Excelencia were selected from 20 finalists among 112 national submissions representing 24 states, DC and Puerto Rico.

Each 2020 Example of Excelencia in their respective category stands out for their commitment to intentionally and effectively serve Latino students.