What Works in Higher Education Compendia Series

Each compendium listed below provides a snapshot of that year’s programs recognized as Examples of Excelencia, along with information on programs selected as finalists. Excelencia recognizes programs in the following issue areas: access, retention, transfer, support, and academic program. Programs and/or departments at the associate, baccalaureate, graduate and community-based organization categories are included. We congratulate them for their current and continued efforts.

Additional information for each of the programs is included in our Growing What Works Database. The programs, as well as their evidence of effectiveness, and contact information are updated regularly to ensure they are current and useful for those who would like to learn more about how to implement what works for Latino students.

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.