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ERIC Number: ED542505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-12
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
First-Generation College Students: A Literature Review
Tym, Carmen; McMillion, Robin; Barone, Sandra; Webster, Jeff
TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation)
Research indicates that students whose parents did not attend college are more likely than their non first-generation counterparts to be less academically prepared for college, to have less knowledge of how to apply for college and for financial assistance, and to have more difficulty in acclimating themselves to college once they enroll. They are also more at risk for not completing a degree because they are more likely to delay enrollment after high school, to enroll in postsecondary education part-time, and to work full-time while enrolled. Targeted intervention efforts that reach out to first-generation students both before and during college can help mitigate the differences between first-generation and non first-generation students and can help colleges reach their goal of recruiting and retaining all students. A bibliography is included.
TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation). PO Box 83100, Round Rock, TX 78683. Tel: 800-252-9743; Tel: 512-219-5700; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation