A Portrait of Low-Income Adults in Education

The following report states that low-income students (large numbers of our Latino students fall in this category) are over-represented in the for-profit college arena. According to the publisher of the report, the Institute of Higher Education Policy (IHEP) in Washington, DC, low-income students (between 18 and 26 years old, with a total household income near or below the federal poverty level) are “likely to be overrepresented at for-profit institutions and are likely to be underrepresented at public and private nonprofit four-year institutions.” What’s more, according to this research, in 2008, the percentage of Hispanic first-year college students living in poverty was 61% for Latinas and 54% for Latinos!