Report: 28% of College Students Come From Immigrant Families

Students from immigrant families accounted for 28 percent of all U.S. college students in 2018, up from 20 percent in 2000, according to a new analysis by the Migration Policy Institute commissioned by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The number of students from immigrant families — those who were either born abroad or born in the U.S. to immigrant parents — grew at a much faster rate than the number of U.S.-born students with U.S.-born parents.

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