Undergraduate Enrollment of Deaf Students in the United States


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This report provides a comprehensive overview of undergraduate enrollment of deaf college students in the United States, serving as a resource for community members, advocates, educators, researchers, and policy makers. In order to develop programs and strengthen services for deaf college students, it is necessary to understand the characteristics of deaf students, and what experiences they bring with them. Data from the 2016 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a comprehensive national study of the characteristics of students in postsecondary education, was used in this report. Undergraduate students who were currently enrolled in any type of postsecondary institution, and identified as having any type of hearing loss, were included in these analyses. Further information about this dataset and the methodology are shared in the Methods section of this report.