Research and Data

Research & Policy

Excelencia in Education is synonymous with Latino student success. With a steady focus on research and data, Excelencia effectively communicates to policy makers and others insights that matter most in advancing Latino students in higher education.

Diana Natalicio, President Emeritus, University of Texas at El Paso

Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

Learn more about the 2020-2021 HSIs, Emerging HSIs (eHSIs), and HSIs with Graduate Programs (gHSIs).

Policy
Policy

Read our collection of policy analyses and recommendations to support Latino student success.

Latino College Completion
Latino College Completion

Explore Latino college completion nationally, for all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.

Higher Education in Puerto Rico
Higher Education in Puerto Rico

Learn more about the current context with which colleges and universities in Puerto Rico are having to manage their resilience and efforts to serve their students.

Expanding Knowledge About Latinos in Higher Education

Research - Expanding Latino Student Success in Higher Education

Since 2004, Excelencia has been the national leader in developing strategic research guided by the experiences and realities of today's Latino and other post-traditional students to inform action by community and institutional leaders and policy makers that facilitates institutional change.

Excelencia uses a Latino lens to bring to the forefront what we know about Latino student success, what works to improve it, and what decision makers can do.

Beyond Completion: Post-Completion Efforts at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Beyond Completion - Post-Completion Efforts at Hispanic-Serving Institutions - Brief Cover Page

Excelencia in Education partnered with seven HSIs to continue exploring and examining the institutions' post-completion success efforts. This brief offers findings to enhance an institution’s interest and ability to invest in strategies to support students beyond completion, features institutional strategies and practices, shares lessons learned, and offers recommendations for action for institutions looking to scale up their post-completion success efforts. Learn more about how these seven HSIs recognize their role goes beyond completion by preparing students for the workforce, offering support to completers, and tracking completers after earning an educational credential at their institution.

Latino College Completion-2019-2020 Image

Latino College Completion: 2019-2020

While Latino enrollment decreased in 2020, we continue to see an increase in Latino college completion. This brief provides the most up-to-date overview of Latino college completion.


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Attaining Latino Student Success: HSIs Leading in Economic Mobility

Excelencia in Education and Third Way webinar about Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and the critical role they play in accelerating Latino student success.

  


 

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Lists: 2020-21

Excelencia HSI Lists

What is included in Excelencia’s new release and how can I learn more using this analysis?

Access Excelencia’s lists of the 2020-21 HSIs, eHSIs, and gHSIs
Learn more from Excelencia’s summary of HSIs, eHSIs, and gHSIs in the HSIs Fact Sheet.
Visualize fast facts with Excelencia’s 2020-21 HSIs Infographic.
Explore the 2020-21 data on HSIs in Excelencia’s new interactive dashboard.
Learn more about the evolution of HSIs through Excelencia’s GIS StoryMap.


Latino College Enrollment: Past, Current, and Projections

Latino College Enrollment: Past, Current, and Projections

Latino student college enrollment had been growing at an accelerated pace for more than 20 years, but in 2020 dropped significantly despite previous projections of continued growth. In this fact sheet, we provide a summary of past, current, and projected Latino student enrollment. LEARN MORE


 

Higher Education in Puerto Rico: Conditions and Context Influencing Institutional Resilience

Graphic-Higher Education in Puerto Rico: Conditions and Context Influencing Institutional Resilience

Excelencia in Education conducted an environmental scan of Puerto Rico to better understand the community and context of higher education, as colleges and universities transform to better serve their Latino students. This environmental scan identifies and includes a profile of the community overall, the socio-economic profile and educational pipeline, and the condition of institutions of higher education over the past several years. Learn more about the current context with which colleges and universities in Puerto Rico are having to manage their resilience and efforts to serve their students.

Ensuring America's Future: Latino College Completion

Latino College Completion: United States

During these challenging times, Excelencia in Education remains committed to Ensuring America’s Future by increasing Latino college completion. Excelencia’s most recent analysis of public data on enrollment, degree completion, and degree attainment show that Latino student enrollment and degree completion continues to increase. Yet to close the equity gap in degree completion, the United States requires a tactical plan to reach the Latino degree attainment goal of 6.2 million degrees earned by 2030. This plan must include strategies to help Latinos accelerate degree completion while supporting increased attainment for all students.

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Click refine below to find information on Latinos and education pathways, financial aid, institutional practices, student success, workforce, and HSI-related research.