First-Generation College Students
What Is a First-Generation College Student?
First-generation college students are those students who are in the first generation in their family to either 1) attend a four-year college/university or to 2) obtain a degree from a four-year college/university.
Some students whose family members earned degrees in other countries yet are the first in their family to attend or to obtain a degree from a four-year college/university in the United States also identify themselves as first-generation college students.
- GENERATE: Resources for First-Generation Students
- “I RELATE!” Campaign
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Other Resources