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Title:  First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students: A Comparison of High School and Postsecondary Experiences
Description: This Statistics in Brief examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students and their peers whose parents have college degrees. The brief also explores how postsecondary plans, attendance, and completion varies between these two groups of students. In addition, the brief presents the reasons why some 2002 high school sophomores who were postsecondary enrollees did not obtain a credential by 2012.
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Cover Date: September 2017
Web Release: September 26, 2017
Publication #: NCES 2018009
Center/Program: NCES
Associated Centers: IES
Authors: Jeremy Redford, American Institutes for Research Kathleen Mulvaney Hoyer, Activate Research, Inc.
Type of Product: Statistics in Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS)
Keywords:
Higher education
Longitudinal studies
Postsecondary education
Secondary education
Students
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistics in Brief, please contact:
John H. Ralph.