GOP contender Rick Santorum backed away Sunday from his comments that President Obama was a “snob” for encouraging Americans to seek higher education, saying he agreed with the president that students should have options.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Santorum conceded he may have misunderstood the president’s position, prompting his remark.

“I’ve read some columns where at least it was characterized that the president said, we should go to four-year colleges,” said Santorum. “I’ve certainly read that. If it was in error, then I agree with the president that we should have options for people to go to variety of different training options for them.”

Santorum said his position was that all students were unique and should consider multiple opportunities and that four-year colleges were not the only path for higher education.

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