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.
First-generation college student statistics in 2022
Dr. Sarah E. Whitley unpacks key statistics related to the first-gen student identity that inform recommendations for promoting student success.
7 fast facts about your first generation students
Three minute read on student demographics, falling engagement and retention and more as it relates to first-generation college students.