First-Gen Literature Review

Examining the Research

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The selected articles document the experiences and critical areas of needs for first-generation college students. Select an area below to review relevant research.

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Academic and Social Engagement

What does the academic and social engagement among first-generation college students look like in higher ed? What factors impact their academic and social engagement?

College Environment

How does a college environment impact the academic and social experiences of first-generation college students?

Race, Class, and Culture

How does race, class, and culture impact the educational practices and behaviors of first-generation college students?

Career Aspirations and Attainment

What are some potholes first-gen students encounter in their career paths?