Immigrant Identity and Experiences in U.S. Higher Education Research: A Systematic Review

Chrystal A. George Mwangi, Koboul Mansour, Mujtaba Hedayet


As immigrant students continue to enter the U.S. educational pipeline at growing rates, it has become increasingly important for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to understand these students’ pathways into and through college as well as the factors impacting their success. Using a systematic review, this analysis provides a comprehensive understanding of how global mobility shapes and is shaped by U.S. higher education, particularly in how immigrant identity and immigrants’ experiences are depicted in U.S. higher education scholarship.


Immigrants, higher education, identity, access, persistence

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