Nearly Half of All Immigrants Enter the US with a College Degree Survey Finds

The perception that millions of unskilled and uneducated immigrants enter the United States, is challenged by data that suggests new arrivals are just as likely to be college educated than the native population. According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, foreign-born people in the United States are as likely to be well educated as the local population. About a third of immigrants hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Of the immigrants who are college educated, about 15 percent of them earned a doctorate or a professional degree, outpacing the local population, the study revealed. Newer arrivals are more likely to be educated than their parents, according to the study. The Economist stated: “The result is that America has switched from importing people who are, on average less educated than the natives to people who are better schooled.” In 26 states where immigrants arrived between 2010 and 2015, they were educated to a higher level than…

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