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Document Number: 9016

Immigrants and Visible Minorities: Post-Secondary Education Experiences - Among low-income college students, visible minority immigrants have a dropout rate in the first or second year of 17.1%, as compared to 25.5% (or almost 50% higher in relative terms) for non-immigrant, non-"vismin" students. The authors also find that despite their successes in postsecondary education, visible minorities--whether immigrant or not--are less likely than others to agree that "their faculty is helpful and sympathetic" and fewer say "their school is a place where they feel they belong". (Ross Finnie, Stephen Childs and Andrew Wismer, The MESA Project, November 2010)...

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