2022 Seal of Excelencia Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2022) – Excelencia in Education announced today 15 institutions earned the prestigious Seal of Excelencia in 2022 by demonstrating with their data, evidence-based practices, and leadership how they are intentionally serving Latino students. This marks the fourth year Excelencia, a Latina-led organization founded to accelerate Latino student success in higher education, has offered the Seal of Excelencia—a national certification process supporting institutional transformation to serve Latino, and all, students.

The six newly certified Seal of Excelencia institutions are: Mercy College (NY), San Antonio College (TX), Texas State University (TX), University at Albany – State University of New York (NY), University of California, Santa Cruz (CA), and University of Texas at Arlington (TX).

The nine newly recertified Seal of Excelencia institutions are: Arizona State University (AZ), Austin Community College (TX), California State University Channel Islands (CA), El Paso Community College (TX), Florida International University (FIU), Grand Valley State University (MI), South Texas College (TX), University of Arizona (AZ), and University of Texas at El Paso (TX).

The Seal of Excelencia framework was developed with colleges and universities over many years as a tool for institutional self-assessment. The Seal certification is valid for three years and institutions committed to a journey of transformation to intentionally serve their Latino students may choose to apply.