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Title:  New Americans in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Immigrant and Second-Generation American Undergraduates
Description: This Statistics in Brief describes the characteristics and undergraduate experiences of 200708 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 200708 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:08), a nationally representative sample of more than 100,000 students enrolled in U.S. postsecondary institutions.
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Cover Date: July 2012
Web Release: July 17, 2012
Publication #: NCES 2012213
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Sandra Staklis & Laura Horn, MPR Associates, Inc.
Type of Product: Statistics in Brief
Survey/Program Areas: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
Higher education
Postsecondary education
Progress in education
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistics in Brief, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
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