The Academic Performance of Undocumented Students in Higher Education in the United States

  title={The Academic Performance of Undocumented Students in Higher Education in the United States},
  author={Amy Hsin and Holly E. Reed},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={289 - 315}
  • Amy Hsin, H. Reed
  • Published 1 March 2020
  • Political Science
  • International Migration Review
Our understanding of the sources of educational inequality for the estimated 250,000 undocumented immigrant college students in the United States is limited by poor data. We use student administrative data from a large public university, which accurately identify legal status and include pre-enrollment characteristics, to determine the effect of legal status on GPA and graduation. We find that undocumented students are hyper-selected relative to peers; failing to account for this difference… 
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