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Take the next step in your journey to accelerate Latino student success with Excelencia in 2023

Posted Date: 02/17/2023

Accelerating Latino Students in Higher Education

From the beginning, Excelencia has met colleges and universities where they are on their journey to more intentionally SERVE Latino students. As we commence our 19th year working in common cause with colleges and universities nationwide, we continue to conduct informative research, shine a light on impactful practices, and facilitate meaningful, positive change on behalf of Latino students.


Take the next step in your journey with Excelencia in 2023. Join our community of action and discover how we will accelerate Latino student success and ensure America’s future in the year ahead.


Excelencia’s research uses a Latino lens to inform action by community and institutional leaders and policy makers that can advance student success.

A First Look at Efforts by Puerto Rican HSIs

Webinar: Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30am EST

Register for the webinar and new release. Hear from leaders in Puerto Rico and the mainland on adapting institutional efforts and developing a "new normal" for intentionally serving Latino students during challenging times. 

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Latino College Completion United States

Latino College Completion

What is the state of Latino college completion in the U.S.? Watch for our overview on the latest completion trends.

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Updated research coming in 2023

HSIs and Emerging HSIs

HSIs and Emerging HSIs

How are Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) adapting to SERVE Latino students? Excelencia’s upcoming research examines capacity building to intentionally serve Latino students at HSIs in multiple states and Puerto Rico. We will also release our annual lists on HSIs, Emerging HSIs, and HSIs with graduate programs.

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Finding Your Workforce

Finding Your Workforce Series

What are the top institutions graduating Latino students in key disciplines? Our 2023 Finding Your Workforce series will showcase colleges and programs helping to ensure America’s future overall, as well as in STEM, health, and education that can inform recruitment strategies. 

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Updated research coming in 2023


Excelencia has an asset-based focus on Latino students and one way we show our commitment to advancing what works is by bringing national and public recognition of programs, institutions, communities improving Latino student success. 

Examples of Excelencia - Call for Nominations and Profile Submissions

Every year, we recognize programs promoting Latino student success with evidence-based practices. Nominations and program submissions for the 2023 Examples Excelencia are now open.

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Plática Series and Technical Assistance Institutes

Facilitating our community of practice’s journey to more intentionally serve Latino students, Excelencia offers interactive sessions about using data to inform strategy, implementing proven practices, and enhancing faculty development through our series of Pláticas and Technical Assistance Institutes.

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Excelencia leads a community of action through our network committed to working in common cause to transform higher education and bring more Latino talent into our civic leadership and workforce. 

Presidents for Latino Student Success

Excelencia’s diverse, action-oriented network of Presidents for Latino Student Success (P4LSS) are part of our Excelencia in Action network. Excelencia catalyzes and supports these institutions as they become places where Latino students thrive. Will your institution join us?

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Seal of Excelencia

Seal of Excelencia

Institutions that earn the Seal of Excelencia are transforming to become places where Latino and other post-traditional students thrive. Start your journey to assess and articulate intentionality in serving Latinos toward Seal certification.

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Excelencia in Education earns ASHE Presidential Medal

Global HSI Equity Innovation Hub Project

Excelencia is proud to partner with with the Global Hispanic-Serving Institution. (HSI) Equity Innovation Hub (hosted at CSU-Northridge) to provide technical assistance to HSIs nationwide.

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Excelencia News Highlights 2021

Serving as an Intermediary

For years, Excelencia has coordinated resources and support for network institutions with selected partners and funders to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. Our work as an intermediary continues to grow.

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