Tag: First Generation Students
Two-thirds of their students are first-gen—and 40% of their staff are, too.
Applying to college can be a complex process, especially for first-generation students who often don’t have family members to look to for guidance.
Nearly a third of of undergraduate students in the United States are first-generation students, defined as those who have no parent with a bachelor’s degree.
Our research continues to reinforce how important it is to engage parents when recruiting students. But a recent EAB study found that the most effective strategies for engaging the parents of first-generation students are distinct to this population.
We sat down with leaders from Florida State University to discuss how FSU provides comprehensive, holistic support for first-generation students. Learn how they built unique programs that give first-gen students not only academic support, but a sense of pride and belonging on campus.
A first-generation student shares the story of his greatest gift and how it continues to motivate his work to help colleges and universities recruit fellow first-generation students.
As the traditional path to college shifts, so do the demographics, skills, and future expectations of today’s college freshmen.
MFOS is a comprehensive program that celebrates the strengths and experiences of first-generation college students, with an impressive 97% retention rate and an 86% six-year graduation rate.
When we began working with colleges and universities to implement our mobile advising application, Guide, one of our goals was to help our members see their institution through a student’s eyes—and the experience surprised many of them. In this post, we highlight reactions to some of the unintentional (but all too common) barriers to completion that colleges put in front of students.
Although the first semester is important for first-generation college students, the needs and challenges begin before they step foot on campus. Help ease the transition with these tactics to creating a tailored guide for first-generation students.