By – – Photo courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.

Photo: Jameel Andrews, Joana Amicar and Lianabel Amaro prepare to graduate from the New Jersey National Guard Youth Challenge Academy in Trenton, N.J., August 29, 2009.

Between 1993 and 2014, the enrollment of Latinos in college rose substantially. In 1993, only 22 percent of Latinos aged 18 to 24 attended either a two- or four-year college, according to Pew. By 2014, with about 2.3 million Latino students, the number jumped to 35 percent. And while enrollment for Latinos continues to grow, the cost of higher education can still prevent some from attending college – or it may push others into taking on onerous loans.

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