Demographic Data and Policy Research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
The College Choice (2004)
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This study examines differential college-choice behavior and outcomes among Asian Pacific American (APA) student sub-populations with the goal of examining the extent to which the Asian American population is, in fact, a homogeneous “model minority” in college destinations and decision-making processes. The results suggest that their post-secondary decisions, opportunities, and destinations vary across and within ethnic and socioeconomic class sub-populations, challenging common assumptions about these students and their participation in U.S. higher education.