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STUDY:  Few Latinos Obtain Phd’s in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

A study by Excelencia! In Education (Excelencia) identifies the top institutions graduating Latinos at each academic level from certificates to doctoral degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for 2009-10. continue reading »

Top 25 Colleges and Universities Graduating Latinos

A Washington D.C. based nonprofit advocate for the educational success of Latinos, Excelencia in Education, announced Thursday its list of the to 25 higher education institutions graduating Latinos. continue reading »

Number of Latinos Getting College Degrees Way Below National Average

Despite an important demographic shift across the United States, a limited proportion of Latinos are earning college degrees. While Latino youth now represent the largest minority group in K—12 U.S. schools and are the fastest-growing segment of students, Latino college completion stands at just 19.2 percent – far below the national average of 41.1 percent. continue reading »

Texas Leader in Hispanic College Enrollments with 245,000

Texas institutions rank after California and Puerto Rico among colleges enrolling the highest proportion of Latino undergraduates. continue reading »

Only 10% of American Colleges Educate 54% of Hispanic Undergraduates

Over half of all Hispanic undergraduates, drawn from 16% of Americans, are enrolled in only 10% of its colleges. continue reading »

Hispanic Serving Educational Institutions Expected to Boom

The number of Hispanic-serving institutions, (HSIs) nationwide has increased by 24 percent since 2004 and could grow by another 40 percent if “emerging” HSIs in 18 states and Puerto Rico continue to grow, a new study says. continue reading »

Examples of Excelencia Initiative

Do you know about a program or department making a positive difference for Latino students at the associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level? Now, more than ever, Excelencia in Education wants to know. continue reading »

60 National Partners Release Roadmap to Improve Latino College Completion Rates

Rep. Charles Gonzalez, Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, former Secretary of Education Richard Riley, and Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, chairman of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, continue reading »

More Financial Aid Will Yield More College Graduates

Last year, student loans were the target. Now, US Department of Education Deputy Secretary Tony Miller wants to overhaul financial aid in its entirety. The goal: To not only make college and university studies accessible to students, but to encourage students to obtain degrees. continue reading »