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Excelencia in Education, 2020
The United States has a growing and young Latino population. While 18 percent of the overall population is Latino, 25 percent of students in K-12 education are Latino. Additionally, the Latino population is projected to increase by 25 percent by 2030. Furthermore, the median age for Latinos is 30, compared to 44 for White non-Hispanics. As more…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Demography
Martinez, Janette; Santiago, Deborah – Excelencia in Education, 2020
Latino degree attainment and skill development are important to the nation's need for a competitive workforce and strong civic leadership. To help Latino students enter and be competitive in the workforce, trendsetting institutions are adapting their efforts to support students' strengths and meet their needs. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Role, College Students, Job Skills
Excelencia in Education, 2020
In the 1980s, leaders recognized a small set of institutions enrolled a large percentage of Latino students but had limited resources to educate these students. The classification of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) formally recognized these institutions for capacity-building and other support. Federal law defines HSIs as accredited,…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Institutional Characteristics, School Location
Excelencia in Education, 2019
"Excelencia" in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education to address the U.S. economy's need for a highly educated workforce for civic leadership. Policy must keep up with our country's changing demographics to serve students. This compilation includes fact sheets covering Excelencia's four policy priorities:…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Higher Education, College Students, Paying for College
Excelencia in Education, 2019
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth, almost two years ago (September 2017) and most educational institutions were severely impacted. Many are still recovering. As those on the island look to rebuild, it is important potential allies on the mainland are more aware of the enrollment and completion, funding patterns, and future…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Enrollment Rate, Educational Attainment
Excelencia in Education, 2019
In 2017-18, there were 523 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) located in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These institutions represented 17% of all institutions of higher education and enrolled 66% of Latino undergraduates. In this fact sheet, we provide a summary of HSIs based on location and governance and information…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Institutional Characteristics, Enrollment
Excelencia in Education, 2019
What works to increase Latino student success in higher education? Since 2005, "Excelencia" in Education has led the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices that accelerate Latino student success in higher education through Examples of "Excelencia." Through this process, "Excelencia" recognizes…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Best Practices, Academic Achievement
Santiago, Deborah, Comp.; Cuozzo, Matthew, Comp. – Excelencia in Education, 2018
A recent report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) tracks college students over six years and examines their outcomes by race/ethnicity, institutional type, and enrollment intensity. Distinct trends in college enrollment, persistence, and completion emerge among Latino college students, including: (1) Most Latinos…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Excelencia in Education, 2018
Every year, "Excelencia" in Education receives submissions for Examples of "Excelencia" from across the country. Our criteria for recognition are focused on a program's success backed by evidence that shows its effectiveness in serving Latino students in higher education. Since 2005, we have recognized over 280 different…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Program Effectiveness, Student Needs
Excelencia in Education, 2018
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are defined in federal law as accredited and degree-granting public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent student (FTE) enrollment. In 2016-17, there were 492 HSIs located in 21 states and Puerto Rico. These institutions…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, School Location, Geographic Location, Governance
Excelencia in Education, 2018
What works to increase success for Latinos in colleges and universities? Since 2005, Examples of Excelencia has been the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices that accelerate Latino student success in higher education. Through this process, "Excelencia" recognizes programs in three different academic levels as well…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Best Practices, Academic Achievement
Excelencia in Education, 2018
For this factsheet, "Excelencia" in Education aggregated data on Latino students' educational aspirations, applications to college, and college choices from The High School Longitudinal Study of 2009. This study is a nationally representative longitudinal study that began with freshmen in 2009 and has followed them through secondary and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Aspiration, College Applicants, Longitudinal Studies
Santiago, Deborah A.; Perez, Eyra A.; Ortiz, Noe C. – Excelencia in Education, 2017
The report expands knowledge about Texas Latino students while providing higher education institutions and policymakers across the country with actionable information to help more Latino students graduate. Stakeholders in Texas have diverse strategies to improve the pathways to college completion. However, too often discussion on transfer pathways…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Transfer Students, College Credits, Student Financial Aid
Excelencia in Education, 2017
"Excelencia" in Education is a trusted information source on the status of Latino educational achievement, a major resource for influencing policy at the institutional, state, and national levels, and a widely recognized advocate for expanding evidence-based practices to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. The goal of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Attainment, Hispanic American Students, College Students
Excelencia in Education, 2017
Through "Examples of Excelencia," "Excelencia" in Education recognizes programs that accelerate Latino student success in four categories: the Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate levels as well as Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). Over the 12 years of Examples, "Excelencia" has recognized many evidence-based…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Hispanic American Students, Higher Education, Success
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