This year Examples of Excelencia received over 190 nominations from across 33 states, DC and Puerto Rico. Of these programs, the following 20 were selected as finalists for the 2016 Examples of Excelencia based on their evidence of effectiveness, sustainability, and efforts to accelerate Latino student success.

Bridge Program, Mt. San Antonio College (CA)
Design for Completion, Odessa College (TX)
Equity Mentoring Program and Concurrent Enrollment, Community College  of Aurora (CO)
Learning Enhanced through Accelerated Paths (LEAP), Union County College (NJ)
TRiO Scaffolds to Success, Yakima Valley College (WA)
Clinical Laboratory Science Program, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
CUMBRES Teacher Preparation Program, University of Northern Colorado (CO)
Combined BA/MD Degree Program, University of New Mexico (NM)
The ENLACE Leadership Institute, Northeastern Illinois University (IL)
College Forward, College Forward (TX)
College Match, College Match (CA)
Encuentros Leadership Prepatory Academy, Encuentros (CA)
Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH), Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (MN)

The 2016 Examples were announced at Celebración de Excelencia on September 21, 2016.
Learn more about the programs recognized in 2016 by downloading the 2016 edition of What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education. To learn about other practices that accelerate Latino student success across the country visit the Growing What Works Database.