At Selective Colleges, Many Black Students Are Immigrants, Study Finds

More than a quarter of the black students enrolled at selective American colleges and universities are immigrants or the children of immigrants, according to a study by sociologists at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania.

The finding suggests that U.S.-born African-American students are more underrepresented at selective colleges than is commonly thought. The report is likely to add fuel to the debate over affirmative-action.

Selective colleges have expanded