The Obstacles Unauthorized Students Face in Postsecondary Education
Photo: Erik Schelzig
Christian Juarez, Center for American Progress
Each year, about 65,000 unauthorized students who have been in the United States for five years or more graduate from high school, yet only an estimated 7,000 to 13,000 enroll in college overall. These numbers speak to the significant obstacles that unauthorized college—and aspiring college—students face, particularly around college affordability and access.