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New Chicago college opens for Latino students

The college will still need to show success to receive accreditation, which would allow students to receive federal Pell grants. The grants are critical for low-income students, but often under-utilized by immigrant populations concerned about disclosing their legal status.

The development of the college comes as the Pew Research Center is reporting that the high school dropout rate among Hispanics has declined to a new low while college attendance levels have reached new highs.

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