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Deborah A. Santiago; Emily Labandera; Cassandra Arroyo; Sami R. Nour – Excelencia in Education, 2024
Latinos continue to make progress in college attainment and workforce participation. We have the fastest growth in postsecondary enrollment and completion, and our labor force participation is the highest of any group. However, Latino talent remains overrepresented in high-skilled, low-wage occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022e).…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Labor Force, Talent, Global Approach
Deborah Santiago; Emily Labandera; Cassandra Arroyo; Sami Russell Nour – Excelencia in Education, 2024
The nation is facing a shortage of educators prepared to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Latinos are the nation's fastest growing population but are underrepresented in higher-skilled occupations in the classroom and overrepresented in supportive roles with lower wages. This shows the need for employers and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Talent, Labor Force, College Graduates
Deborah Santiago; Emily Labandera; Cassandra Arroyo; Sami Russell Nour – Excelencia in Education, 2024
Although more Latinos are entering the STEM workforce, they continue to be underrepresented in high-salary STEM occupations. To ensure America's future, institutions and STEM employers must both play an active role in preparing, selecting, and sourcing Latino talent for a global economy. Excelencia's research demonstrates that select institutions…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Labor Force, Talent, STEM Education
Santiago, D.; Labandera, E.; Nour, S. R. – Excelencia in Education, 2023
For the United States to regain the top ranking in the world for college degree attainment, Latinos will need to earn 6.2 million degrees by 2030. To reach the Latino degree attainment goal by 2030, the United States can close the degree completion gap by accelerating Latino completion while increasing for all students and scale up programs and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gap
Arroyo, Cassandra; Santiago, Deborah – Excelencia in Education, 2023
Since the 1990's, the federal government has allocated funds to Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to through the Title V, Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions program. However, this program has become increasingly competitive such that less than half (40 percent) of all eligible HSIs received Title V funds in 2020. The competitive nature of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Grants, Universities
Excelencia in Education, 2023
The number of HSIs has increased to 571 in 2021-22 up from 559 in 2020-21 (the year HSIs decreased for the first time in decades due in part to enrollment declines, institutional closings, and consolidation during the pandemic). These 571 HSIs are located in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As the number of HSIs is increasing,…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Undergraduate Students, Institutional Characteristics
Excelencia in Education, 2023
HSIs (Hispanic Serving Institutions) are defined as accredited and degree-granting public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25% or more undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment. Excelencia developed the eHSI category--institutions with undergraduate FTE Hispanic enrollment of 15-24.9%--to track…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Excelencia in Education, 2023
In 2021-22, two-thirds of all Latino undergraduate students in higher education (62%) were enrolled in 571 institutions in the U.S. known as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). HSIs represent 19% of all institutions of higher education. The majority of HSIs (59%) are 4-year institutions, and a smaller subset offer graduate programs. The list of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Colleges, Universities
Excelencia in Education, 2023
The classification of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) was formally recognized in federal legislation for capacity-building support to improve the access and quality of education for Latino and other low-income students. HSIs are defined as accredited, degree-granting public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25% or…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Undergraduate Students, Student Characteristics
Santiago, Deborah; Labandera, Emily; Arroyo, Cassandra – Excelencia in Education, 2023
Over the last five years, Puerto Rico has faced fiscal and economic disruptions, demographic shifts, hurricanes and earthquakes, governance challenges, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While most of these conditions are not new to Puerto Rico, the intersection of all these challenges created a nexus for institutional resilience and efforts. This…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
Excelencia in Education, 2023
The Latino population in the United States has grown significantly over the last decade, and Latina representation has grown more quickly than that of Latinos. Expanding Latina representation in postsecondary programs is critical to meeting the nation's future workforce and civic leadership needs. This fact sheet provides an overview of the Latina…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Females, Educational Attainment
Excelencia in Education, 2023
"Excelencia in Education" brings to a national audience evidence-based practices situated at higher education institutions and community-based organizations across the country that are intentionally serving Latino students. The 2023 "Examples of Excelencia: What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education" selection committee…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Evidence Based Practice, Student Empowerment
Excelencia in Education, 2023
For the U.S. to regain the top ranking in the world for college degree attainment, Latinos will need to earn 6.2 million degrees by 2030. To reach the degree attainment goal by 2030, the U.S. can: close the degree completion gap by accelerating Latino completion while increasing for all students and scale up programs and initiatives that work for…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Educational Attainment, College Graduates, Population Trends
Excelencia in Education, 2022
Since 2005, Examples of Excelencia has been the only national effort recognizing evidence-based programs improving Latino student success in higher education. This year an external selection committee selected 4 programs among our 20 Finalists that stand out for their evidence-based efforts to advance Latino student success in higher education.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Higher Education, Communities of Practice
Bermea, Gabriel O. – Excelencia in Education, 2022
Post-completion success for Latino students is a conscious campus conversation that is gaining traction and support in a growing number of institutions. Excelencia in Education collaborated and partnered with seven Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in exploring and examining post-completion success efforts. When looking across the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Graduates, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Serving Institutions
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