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ERIC Number: ED524265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May-19
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
An Untapped Resource for Increasing College Attainment: Estimating the Population of Potential First-Generation Students in Wisconsin. WISCAPE Policy Brief
Lazenby, Sara
Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (NJ1)
Potential first-generation students make up a large segment of Wisconsin's teenage population. To increase the pool of educated workers in Wisconsin, policymakers must work to recruit, retain, and graduate these students. Estimates of the size of the first-generation student population in the state are crucial for these efforts. This brief presents a first-of-its- kind method for estimating the number of potential first-generation students in Wisconsin, discusses the primary characteristics of this population, and provides implications for policymakers and practitioners. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 12 notes.)
Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 326 Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706-1386. Tel: 608-265-6342; Fax: 608-262-4881; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin