Developing and Coordinating Educational Programming for Immigrant Student Populations

Topics: Community College, Minority Students, Special Populations, Student Experience, Student Affairs, International Students

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Research Questions

  • What promising practices have other community colleges employed while developing and structuring programming and services for immigrant populations?
  • What types of collaborations have institutions’ immigrant education programs developed with other areas within the college or with other community organizations?


In areas with significant immigrant populations, the community colleges serving these populations must tailor their programming and services to meet immigrant students’ needs. This brief examines promising practices in immigrant education—from academic programming aimed at teaching students English language and job training skills, to programs that forge connections between immigrant students and their communities.

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