2018 What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education

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Excelencia in Education


Through Examples of Excelencia, the author points out what works to help inform how Latino students are served in higher education and how policy can better impact their success. As programs and practices improve the success of Latinos, the author examines how these practices work for all students. We want to close achievement gaps, improve degree attainment, and better the U.S. economy for the benefit of the entire country. Excelencia recognizes that in order to do so, we must find ways to better support our country’s fastest growing population. Latino student representation is increasing in the K-12 pipeline. By informing institutions of what works for Latinos, they will not only better serve their current students, but are better prepared to serve their future students.



Latin American students, educational attainment, academic achievement gaps