Unemployment Hardships Could Derail the Very Students Who Were Poised to Drive Colleges’ Enrollment
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Hispanic students are considered higher education’s growth engine. But now, because of the coronavirus, many may find themselves unable to start or continue their college education.
That could be because their parents have lost jobs, or they themselves have, since more than 60 percent of Hispanic students typically work while enrolled in school. Colleges can help by improving outreach to family members and paying attention to food, housing, and other basic needs.