While about nine out of 10 Hispanic students believe in the necessity of going on to higher education, fewer than half expect to complete college, according to a recent survey by the Pew Hispanic Center. The findings showed that the gap between aspirations and reality was primarily due to the students' need to support their families as well as difficulties with language and affording tuition. According to Census data, 24% of Hispanic people ages 18 to 24 are enrolled in higher education nationwide. The nationwide average across all groups is 34%.
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