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Title: New American Undergraduates: Enrollment Trends and Age at Arrival of Immigrant and Second-Generation Students
Description: 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.
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Cover Date: November 2016
Web Release: November 29, 2016
Publication #: NCES 2017414
Center/Program: NCES
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Type of Product: Statistics in Brief
Survey/Program Areas: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
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