Colleges counted on enrolling Latino students. Now they’re scrambling.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Among Latina/o students, first-time enrollment plummeted by nearly 20 percent. Community colleges have been particularly hard hit, losing close to a fifth of all their first-time students and more than a quarter of their Latino and Latina freshmen. … But the consequences of this year’s enrollment plunge could reverberate broadly, affecting not only individuals but the economy at large. If thousands of Latinos miss out on the earnings boost that comes with a college degree, state and federal tax revenues will shrink, spending on social programs will rise, and shortages of skilled labor will worsen. Community colleges, which have always operated on thin margins, will have even less revenue to support the students who remain.”
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