According to the Department of Education, a first-generation student is "A student whose parent(s) or legal guardian did not complete a bachelor's degree."
This also includes students who:
Are first-generation American
Have a parent that went to college in adulthood
Have a parent that started college but did not finish
Have a parent that went to college, but is not involved in the student's life
WHAT IS A
one-third of the nation's undergraduate population identified as first- generation.
all first-generation students are required to take remedial classes
all first-generation students are African
students come from low-income households.
generation students are
graduate on time.
ARTICLES & RESEARCH.
Serving First Generation Students in Higher Education
Dr. Tomás D. Morales, president of California State University, San Bernardino discusses first-generation students and what institutions can do to help.
First-generation college student statistics in 2022
First-Gen College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes
Research conducted by Pew Research Center to understand the correlation between educational background of parents and their children’s economic outcomes.