September 2014

The 2014 Examples of Excelencia recognizes selected programs in higher education at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate levels as well as at Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), a new category added this year. The compendium contains one-page program summary of the 4 Examples of Excelencia, the 15 finalist programs, and the 10 honorable mention programs making a positive difference in the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education. These programs do not serve Latino students exclusively, but each program disagregates their data and can demonstrate success with Latino students.

The 2014 Examples of Excelencia are:

Associate Level - Express to Success Program at Santa Barbara City College (CA)

Baccalaureate Level - Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Graduate Level - Graduate Support Center at the University of the Incarnate Word (TX)

Community-Based Organization - Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program at Hispanic Center of Western Michigan (MI)

    More detailed information about these outstanding programs, as well as those selected as finalists at each academic level and community-based organization classification, are included in this compendium. The programs in this compendium are leading effective investments in postsecondary education today to increase the success of Latino and other post-traditional students. We congratulate them for their current and continued efforts.

    This compendium is a central component of the Examples of Excelencia initiative. By sharing what works we hope to prompt educators and policymakers to take an asset-based approach to serving Latino students and inspire these decision makers to work to increase Latino student success by supporting, replicating, and bringing to scale evidence-based practices.

    • Institutional
    • Institutional Practices


    2014 What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education

    Research File