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Hispanics Struggle to Graduate: An Issue of School Choice?

According to a report by the Pew Research Center, only 56 percent of young Hispanic students go to four-year schools — while, for non-Hispanic whites, the same figure is 72 percent. For blacks and for Asian-Americans, those numbers stand at 66 and 79 percent, respectively.

“Fact of the matter is, students who go to community college are much less likely to catch the prize,” says Richard Fry, a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. “They will be less likely to complete, on average, if they start at a two-year college rather than a four-year school.”