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ERIC Number: EJ1045347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Challenges, Persistence, and Success of White, Working-Class, First-Generation College Students
Lightweis, Susan
College Student Journal, v48 n3 p461-467 Fall 2014
This essay addresses persistence and success of an underrepresented group enrolled in college who are white, working-class first-generation students. The discussion examines these college students and the challenges they face. The discussion analyzes why first-generation college students persist while others do not. Additionally, the discussion explores issues of access to some public universities due to socioeconomic status backgrounds and rising costs of higher education. Finally, the discussion examines programs used at many colleges and universities which support first-generation students and how this information can be employed to assist white, working-class first-generation college students to persist and succeed in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A