Examples of Excelencia

Examples of Excelencia


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

What is Examples of Excelencia?

Examples of Excelencia

Examples of Excelencia is the only national effort to identify and promote evidence-based practices that help accelerate Latino student success in higher education. Through a year-long process, we identify, review, and promote programs at colleges and universities as well as community-based organizations. Excelencia has received over 1,600 program nominations located in 33 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico and recognized over 280 programs since 2005.

Announcing the 2018 Examples of Excelencia Finalists!

2018 Examples of Excelencia

We are proud to present the list of 21 Examples of Excelencia finalists! These evidence-based practices were selected from 139 total nominated programs spanning 27 states, DC and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the various efforts at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels as well as community-based organizations that have been effective in serving Latinos in higher education. 

Join Us for the Announcement of the 2018 Examples of Excelencia

2018 Fall Events

Each year, a selection committee recognizes four programs as the Examples of Excelencia. The programs are chosen from four categories - associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and community-based organization.

The Examples of Excelencia will be announced in Washington, DC on October 11, 2018 at our annual Celebración de Excelencia.

Resources for Examples of Excelencia

Learn more about effective programs and resources for Examples of Excelencia.

Growing What Works Database

Excelencia cares about finding replicable programs with evidence-based outcomes that work.

Growing What Works Database

Programs recognized through Examples of Excelencia feed into our Growing What Works database. The Growing What Works database is an online searchable database that serves as a resource for institutional leaders, funders, policymakers and others interested in evidence-base practices that help accelerate Latino student success in higher education. The database is made up of programs that were once recognized as through our Examples of Excelencia review process because of their strong Examples of Excelencia profile submission.