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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
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
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
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
Santiago, Deborah A.; Taylor, Morgan; Galdeano, Emily Calderón – Excelencia in Education, 2016
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) enroll over 60 percent of Latino undergraduates and generally enroll a high enrollment of needy students with relatively limited resources. The federal government has funded the development of HSIs since 1995 to expand and enhance their capacity, quality, and the educational achievement of their Latinos and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Excelencia in Education, 2016
This 2016 fact sheet profiles the status of Latino males in higher education, providing information on population, college enrollment, and educational attainment. While college enrollment among Latino males continues to increase, they still lag behind Latino females in college enrollment--a disparity that increases as the level of higher education…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, Higher Education, College Students
Excelencia in Education, 2016
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are a critical group of institutions enrolling and graduating Latino students. 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 (FTE) student enrollment. This…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Colleges, Racial Composition
Excelencia in Education, 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…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Santiago, Deborah A.; Taylor, Morgan; Calderón Galdeano, Emily – Excelencia in Education, 2016
The most selective institutions of higher education are recognized by their competitive admissions, low admittance rates, high cost to attend, and the prestige garnered from achievements of their alumni. Hispanics' graduation rates at the most selective institutions of higher education are higher than at less selective institutions. Yet, only 12…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Colleges, Selective Admission, College Students
Santiago, Deborah A., Comp.; Galdeano, Emily Calderón, Comp.; Taylor, Morgan, Comp. – Excelencia in Education, 2015
Excelencia in Education is committed to using data to inform public policy and institutional practice to achieve our mission of accelerating student success for Latinos in higher education. Every educational experience from early childhood to high school and into the workforce influences the potential for college success. For this reason, this…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Human Capital
Santiago, Deborah A.; Taylor, Morgan; Galdeano, Emily Calderón – Excelencia in Education, 2015
Drawing attention to the institutions graduating Latinos in postsecondary education links the college completion goals of the U.S. with the workforce needs of the country. This report provides a profile of the current Latino workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for 2012-13 (the most recent data publicly available),…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, College Graduates, STEM Education
Hurley, Sarah; Coles, Ann – Excelencia in Education, 2015
Latinos represent almost one quarter of students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in public schools. Between 2011 and 2022, Latino postsecondary enrollment will increase by 27% -- the largest rate of increase of all groups. This report examines the role of high school counselors in assisting Latino and other underrepresented…
Descriptors: College Students, Hispanic American Students, Disproportionate Representation, School Counseling
Perez, Eyra A.; Ortiz, Noé C. – Excelencia in Education, 2014
The success of the financial aid initiative is founded on the premise that the truest impact occurs when the greater community owns and develops solutions to issues that impede student progress. Co-authored by two community leaders, Noé Ortiz and Eyra Pérez, the San Antonio experience demonstrates how a community can partner across different…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Students, Access to Education, Success
Santiago, Deborah A.; Lopez, Estela – Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2013
How does the country accelerate Latino student success in higher education? The U.S. has to find programs and strategies that improve the success of Latino students, and then replicate or scale up those programs and strategies to serve more students. Those are the basic principles behind "Excelencia" in Education's Growing What Works (GWW)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Organizational Change
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