Data & Reports

Fall 2019 Statistics

  • 44% of LAS first-year students are first-generation college students.

  • 34% of all LAS students are first-generation college students.

  • 55% of all UIC undergraduate first-generation college students are in LAS.

How we define First-Generation College Students

In First-at-LAS, we use definitions from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and TRIO when referring to first-generation college students:

  • NCES defines first-generation college students as students with neither parent nor guardian having¬†any post-secondary experience.
  • TRIO defines first-generation college students as students with neither parent nor guardian having graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.

First-at-LAS and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences use the same definitions to describe first-generation college students. In data collection and analysis that is performed in the college, first-gen students are treated as two distinct populations based on these definitions. Respective definitions are noted in available data.

College Data and Program Reports

To better understand the first-generation college student population and their experiences at UIC, please review the available data collected by the college. Program reports and assessments prepared by First-at-LAS are also included below. Links coming soon!

The above percentages reflect first-generation college students as defined by NCES.