Share Of Immigrants With U.S. College Degrees Is Increasing

According to the Pew Research Center, U.S. immigrants are as likely as the U.S.-born population to have a college degree, although the rate depends on their country of origin. The share of immigrants ages 25 and older with bachelor's degrees rose from 7% in 1980 to 17.2% in 2016, while the share with postgraduate degrees increased from 8.7% to 12.8% during that time. 

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