More Latinos Go Farther Away To Attend College

Since 1975, the share of Latino freshmen at four-year colleges who choose schools more than 50 miles from home has risen to nearly 59% from about 46%, and the share who attend such colleges within 10 miles of home dropped to 15% from 30%, according to a study by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute. The researchers say the change is partly the result of growth of the Latino middle class and a rising educational confidence among children and grandchildren of immigrants. In addition, many colleges are stepping up to recruit and offer financial aid to college-age Latinos in California, Texas and Florida. (Los Angeles Times, 02/15/10)

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