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New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates. Stats in brief (NCES 2012-213)

Citation

Staklis, S., & Horn, L. (2012). New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates. Stats in brief (NCES 2012-213). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

This Statistics in Brief describes the characteristics and undergraduate experiences of 2007-08 undergraduates who immigrated to the United States or who had at least one immigrant parent (second-generation Americans). The analysis compares these two groups with all undergraduates (excluding foreign students) and with third- or higher generation American undergraduates whose parents were born in the United States. The findings are based on data from the 2007-08 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08), a nationally representative sample of more than 100,000 students enrolled in U.S. postsecondary institutions