California’s Undocumented Students Speak Out


It is Undocumented Student Action Week and the Campaign for College Opportunity is pleased to share with you our latest brief, In Their Voices: Undocumented in California Public Colleges & Universities. In Their Voices uplifts the experiences of undocumented students and highlights the ways in which our state and college leaders can better support undocumented students as they seek out college opportunity.

College opportunity is key to ensuring that California can meet its economic goals, and immigrant students are poised to make major contributions to future growth. California is home to 27% of the nation’s undocumented immigrants and educates an estimated 64,000 to 86,000 undocumented students in the state’s public colleges and universities.

However, educational attainment rates for California’s undocumented students trail the nation’s. Read more