Source: Migration Policy Institute, “Credentials for the Future: Mapping the Potential for Immigrant-Origin in the United States,” March 2019.

Potential pool of students: Nationally, about 78.1 million adults do not hold a postsecondary degree or other credentials as of 2017. Of those, 17.2 million are first-generation immigrants and 6.6 million are second-generation. (Read the PDF.)

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