- President Obama's order to stop many deportations of undocumented students invited questions about how many immigrant students are on U.S. college campuses, and a new study released Tuesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics looks to address that issue.
- Titled "Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics," breaks down undergraduate populations by racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as status as a first-, second- or third-generation immigrant.
- About two-thirds of Hispanic undergrads and 93% of Asian students turned out to be first- or second-generation immigrants.
From the article:
President Obama's announcement last month of a new policy that would allow most students who lack the documentation to reside legally in the United States to avoid deportation was the latest high-profile development regarding what is by most accounts a very small segment of the college population.
The political and cultural flashpoints over illegal immigration tend to distract attention from the much larger number of immigrant students who study on American college campuses. A study released Tuesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics aims to remedy that a bit, mining longitudinal student databases to examine the higher education experiences of first- and second-generation college students. ...