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Refugee students and scholars have made crucial contributions to U.S. higher education. Colleges and universities have a rich legacy of welcoming refugees and their families onto their campuses and communities, embracing the diversity of perspectives and backgrounds that they bring to the U.S. At a time when there are more than 108 million displaced people in the world, many of them women, children, and families, U.S. higher education can play an important role in maintaining U.S.commitment to welcoming refugees. 

Today, only around 7% of refugee students have access to higher education. Campuses across the U.S. have implemented innovative programs and practices to aid refugees and other vulnerable communities in accessing higher education, achieving degree completion, obtaining career preparation, and finding long-term success.

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