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Title:  First-Generation Students: Undergraduates Whose Parents Never Enrolled in Postsecondary Education
Description: This report examines the postsecondary experiences of first-generation college students and compares them with those of their counterparts whose parents had education beyond high school. First-generation students were more likely to be enrolled part-time and to attend public 2-year institutions rather than 4-year institutions. They were also less likely to have earned a postsecondary degree within 5 years after enrolling. However, first-generation students who had attained certificates or degrees were employed in similar positions and earned comparable salaries to those of their counterparts whose parents had attended college.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 1998
Web Release: June 10, 1998
Print Release: June 10, 1998
Publication #: NCES 98082
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Anne-Marie Nunez and Stephanie Cuccaro-Alamin (MPR)
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B)
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports (PEDAR)
Keywords:
Postsecondary education
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
 
 
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