From its inception, Excelencia in Education has recognized institutional practices that see Latinos as an asset and invests in their success as parts of the institution using an analytical approach and clarity of the need for an evidence-base to highlight what is working to accelerate Latino student success. In this way, Excelencia informs public policy at the institutional, state, and national levels with evidence-based institutional practices improving Latino success in higher education.
In 2014-15, over half of all HSIs with graduate programs offered doctoral degrees (90 institutions).
Excelencia in Education. 2016. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 2014-15 at a Glance.