In his 2015 State of the Union speech, President Obama proposed introducing free community college tuition for all interested and qualified students nationwide. A recent report from the Pew Research Center noted that this plan could exert major impact on Latino students and could spark increased enrollment.
Latinos comprise 22 percent of the 7 million community college students in the U.S., exceeding the 16 percent Hispanic population in the U.S. Many Latinos opt for two-year colleges because they are cost effective, and the report noted that half of the Latinos enrolled in colleges have family incomes below $40,000.
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