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2023 What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education

Excelencia in Education
September 2023


Since 2005, Excelencia in Education has led the Examples of Excelencia, the only national data-driven initiative that recognizes programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate level as well as at community-based organizations that are using evidence of effectiveness to accelerate Latino student success. Across 18 years, over 2,000 programs have been submitted for consideration and over 400 programs have been highlighted.

This year, our compendium recognizes the robust efforts that practitioners across the country are making through our four Examples of Excelencia, nineteen Finalists, and eight Programs to Watch. These programs join a strong history of recognizing what works and each program described in this compendium is making a difference in the lives of their students, their campus, and their community. They show what is possible when institutions and organizations intentionally serve Latino students, while serving all students.

Excelencia in Education invites you to learn more about the programs that this year best embodies the spirit of Examples of Excelencia.


2023 Examples of Excelencia

ASSOCIATE LEVEL: Engineering Program at Wright
City Colleges of Chicago, Wilbur Wright College (IL)

Institution/Organization: City Colleges of Chicago, Wilbur Wright College

State: Illinois

Issue Area: Academic Program

Program Focus: Career/Workforce, Transfer

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/engineering-program-wright-college

BACCALAUREATE LEVEL: Spanish Community Translation and Interpreting Program
The University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

Institution/Organization: The University of Texas at Arlington

State: Texas

Issue Area: Academic Program

Program Focus: Career/Workforce, Discipline/Subject

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/spanish-translation-and-interpreting-program

GRADUATE LEVEL: Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
California State University, Chico (CA)

Institution/Organization: California State University, Chico

State: California

Issue Area: Retention

Program Focus: Career/Workforce, Mentoring

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/graduate-equity-fellowship-program

Breakthrough Central Texas (TX)

Institution/Organization: Breakthrough Central Texas


Issue Area: Support Services

Program Focus: First-Year Support, Mentoring

Learn More: www.edexcelencia.org/college-and-career-success

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