Chinese Americans are not as homogeneous as they are sometimes portrayed -- this is particularly apparent in their college-going rates and enrollment patterns -- according to a new study from the Asian American Studies Program at University of Maryland at College Park and the Organization of Chinese Americans.
BALTIMORE -- Carleton College has 18 new students from China this year, and they are paying about half of their own expenses. A handful of them don't need any financial aid at all. While Chinese graduate students are no shock on university campuses, significant cohorts of undergraduate applications from China are a new phenomenon at most colleges. Just a few years ago, Carleton had only three or four students enrolling from China, and it never enrolled students who could afford to pay their own way.