Since 2005, Excelencia in Education has recognized programs that use evidence based practices to accelerate Latino student success in higher education at the national level. In 2017 we received over 160 program nominations from 25 states, DC and Puerto Rico.
Below we proudly present our 2017 Examples of Excelencia finalists.

Alamo Advise, Alamo Colleges District (TX)
Focus on Student Success [FOSS], Laredo Community College (TX)
Long Beach College Promise, Long Beach City College (CA)
MDC's Shark Path, Miami Dade College (FL)
Saint Peter's University (NJ)
California State University, Stanislaus (CA)
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, Arizona State University (AZ)
McNair Scholars Program, University of Central Florida (FL)
Abriendo Puertas (Memphis, TN)
Adelante Hispanic Achievers (Louisville, KY)
Dream Catchers, Catch the Next, Inc. (Austin, TX)
Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund (Houston, TX)

To learn about other practices that accelerate Latino student success across the country visit the Growing What Works Database.