It’s Official: Latinos Highly Value a College Education but Many Can’t Afford It

By Jorge Rivas Jan 19, 2010

To be exact, 88% of Latinos highly value a college education, according to a new study from the PEW Hispanic Center. Initially, when I read the report, I thought "really, Sherlock? you really had to study that one?" But then I took a closer a look at numbers and remembered that although everyone values a college education, not everyone can afford one. According to the study:

While 60% of native-born Latinos ages 18 to 25 plan to graduate college (the same as the general population), just 29% of immigrant Latinos plan to graduate college. The most cited explanation for not getting a college education is financial obligations related to supporting a family