Fact of the Day (11/26)- Asian Americans in Education

Contrary to perceptions that Asian Americans are more likely to attend private four-year institutions, there are actually many more Asian American students who attend public two-year and four-year colleges. The false notion is only supported by those success stories that focus on high-achieving students in the most selective private universities in the U.S, while ignoring the majority of APIA students who study at two-year and four-year institutions. This has a direct correlation with the assumption that APIA families have enough money to attend these private institutions, but in reality, many come from low-income households that are struggling from poverty, language barrier, cultural differences, among other concerns.