Fast Facts

The U.S. Immigrant Population: Demographics, Education, Labor Force, and the Economy

Did you know that:

Community colleges enroll almost half of all U.S. undergraduates, or 6.5 million students, and one-quarter (24%) of these students come from an immigrant background.

Community colleges are among the largest providers of adult education ESL service in many states and communities.

ESL instruction for adults is the largest and fastest growing component of America’s adult education system—representing more than 40 percent of enrollments and more than 1.2 million students per year—and the fastest growing program of any kind at many community colleges.

To find out more about community college’s role in providing immigrant education programs and other fast facts concerning the immigrant population, click on any of the following categories:

U.S. Immigrants: