Research and Data

Research + Data

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 2019-2020 HSIs, Emerging HSIs, and HSIs with Graduate Programs.


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.

Latest Research Release
Latest Research Release

Visit the 25 Years of HSIs page for research and analyses on Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

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.


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.


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