Debunking the Myth of Uneducated Immigrants / by Timothy Bakken

If one looks to data, rather than relying on stereotypes, the conclusion is obvious: Immigrants coming to the United States in the last 15-20 years are more highly educated and highly skilled than in the past.  Almost half of the immigrants in the U.S. between 2010 and 2015  had university degrees. 15% of immigrants hold professional or doctoral degrees, a higher percentage than for native-born Americans. Since the year 2000, the number of immigrants with a college degree has doubled. Click here to learn more about the education levels of immigrants, including links to statistical studies showing increasing education achievements of immigrants.

Timothy R. Bakken