ERIC Number: ED501533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Opening the Door to the American Dream: Increasing Higher Education Access and Success for Immigrants. New York Fact Sheet
Erisman, Wendy; Looney, Shannon
Institute for Higher Education Policy
This fact sheet presents a snapshot of important facts that are specific to the state of New York from the "Opening the Door to the American Dream: Increasing Higher Education Access and Success for Immigrants" report, which exposes systemic barriers that prevent immigrants from entering college and/or completing bachelor's degrees education, and whose needs are not met when they do enter the university system. This fact sheet presents statistics on immigrants and higher education in New York, describes how New York state policymakers and advocacy groups recognize the needs of immigrant students, and shows how the City University of New York (CUNY) plays an important role in access to higher education for immigrants. The fact sheet recommends: (1) that increased support is needed for programs that address the barriers experienced by immigrants seeking a college education; (2) the creation of more transparent financial aid and college application processes, including widespread dissemination of information, resources, and contacts; and (3) the creation of state, local, and institutional policies that target the differing needs of various immigrant populations. [The full report "Opening the Door to the American Dream: Increasing Higher Education Access and Success for Immigrants" is available at ERIC accession number ED497030.]
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democratic Values, Global Approach, Metropolitan Areas, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Access to Education, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Student Financial Aid, Urban Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New York; United States