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Title:  First-Generation Students: College Access, Persistence, and Postbachelor’s Outcomes
Description: This Statistics in Brief focuses on students whose parents have not attended college and examines these students’ high school success and postsecondary enrollment, persistence and degree completion once they enrolled in college, and graduate school enrollment and employment outcomes after they attained a bachelor’s degree. Their outcomes are compared to those of their peers whose parents had attended or completed college. This report draws on data from three nationally representative studies from the National Center for Education Statistics: the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09), and the 2008/12 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12).
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Cover Date: February 2018
Web Release: February 8, 2018
Publication #: NCES 2018421
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Emily Forrest Cataldi, Christopher T. Bennett, and Xianglei Chen, RTI International
Type of Product: Statistics in Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B)
Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistics in Brief, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.