ERIC Number: ED264930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Undocumented Aliens and the Nation's Two-Year Colleges.
Smith, Milton L.
In fall 1984, a nationwide study was conducted to determine the impact of undocumented aliens on two-year colleges. Surveys were mailed to presidents of 1,195 two-year colleges, requesting information on the number of undocumented aliens currently enrolled at the colleges, their nations of origin, their admission status, special modifications or provisions made for these students, special services offered, state or federal financial reimbursement practices, and perceptions of the advantages or disadvantages of the enrollment of undocumented students. Study findings, based on a 54% response rate, included the following: (1) 9% of the responding schools allowed undocumented aliens to enroll, 86% did not allow their enrollment, and 5% did not know if enrollment was allowed; (2) of the 58 institutions allowing undocumented aliens to enroll, 46% currently had undocumented aliens enrolled; (3) most undocumented alien students were from Mexico; (4) 16 of the 27 colleges with undocumented alien students were in California; (5) the most frequently cited admission status was high school graduate from a United States high school; (6) 8 of the 27 colleges that enrolled undocumented aliens listed special modifications in admissions requirements or standards; (7) no special provisions for financial aid were made; (8) 9 colleges had special educational provisions for undocumented alien students; (9) no other special services were given by any college; and (10) 10 colleges indicated no state reimbursement was received for teaching undocumented alien students. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.