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New American Undergraduates: Enrollment Trends and Age at Arrival of Immigrant and Second-Generation Students

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Author: 
Caren A. Arbeit
Sandra Staklis
Laura Horn
Year: 
2016
Type of Research: 
External Research
Book/Journal Title: 
Stats In Brief
Publisher: 
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics
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"This Statistics in Brief profiles the demographic and enrollment characteristics of New Americans (undergraduates who are immigrants or children of immigrants). Based on data from the 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), the report examines how the proportions of immigrants (first generation) and children of immigrants (second generation) in postsecondary education have changed over time and compares the demographic characteristics, academic preparation, and postsecondary enrollment of these New Americans with other undergraduates (third generation or higher). The core analysis compares the demographic characteristics, academic preparation, and enrollment characteristics of New American students with a focus on Asian and Hispanic undergraduates. The report also examines immigrant students’ age at arrival in the United States and its association with their academic preparation and enrollment."

For more: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2017414