2016 What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education Compendium

2016 What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education

September 2016


The 2016 Examples of Excelencia recognizes selected programs in higher education at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate levels as well as at Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). The compendium contains one-page program summary of the 4 Examples of Excelencia and the 16 finalist 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 disaggregates their data and can demonstrate success with Latino students.

2016 Examples of Excelencia:

Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA

Bachelor of Social Work
St. Augustine College
Chicago, IL

EPOCHS: Enhancing Postbaccalaureate Opportunities at CSUF for Hispanic Students
California State University
Fullerton, CA

College Success Program
Barrio Logan College Institute
San Diego, CA


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.