Sunday, November 19, 2017

First Generation Chapter 1

Story by: C. Dennis Carol

Chapter 1

     First-generation students often have family and background characteristics that are associated with risk for attrition. For example, they are more likely than their peers to be from lowincome families, have lower achievement (as measured by the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency), and have lower overall degree aspirations. They are also more likely to be older and to have dependent children than their non-first-generation counterparts.

     First-generation students also enroll predominantly in the 2-year sector. While enrollment in this sector may be less expensive, some community colleges may lack the resources necessary to provide the special support services that first-generation students might need. Once enrolled in postsecondary education, first-generation students tend to work more hours off campus than their non-first-generation counterparts, complete fewer total course hours during their first year, and receive less support from family and friends for their enrollment. Finally, first-generation students are less likely to attain a postsecondary credential than their counterparts.

     First-generation students face the additional task of cultural adaptation. Specifically, there is a distinct element of “cultural mobility” associated with postsecondary enrollment, particularly if no other family member has had any postsecondary education. In order for postsecondary institutions to better understand the unique needs of firstgeneration students, more must be known about who they are and their particular enrollment experiences.

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