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ERIC Number: ED589976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec-21
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Report to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs
Langhauser, Derek P.
Maine Community College System
The Maine Community College System is providing the letter presented in this report in accordance with 20-A MRSA §10013. This law requires the Maine Community College System, University of Maine System (UMS), and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) provide the following information about first-generation college students by January 15th of each year: (1) Data regarding enrollment of first-generation college students and educational outcomes, including graduation rates for first-generation college students compared with other college students; (2) A summary of strategies used and activities undertaken to increase enrollment and graduation rates of first-generation college students and any available data indicating the effect of those strategies and activities; and (3) Plans for or recommendations regarding new strategies or actions designed to increase enrollment and graduation rates of first-generation college students. To meet the requirements of the legislation, the MCCS worked with the UMS and MMA to coordinate data collection and reporting in order to promote a common framework for determining enrollment and educational outcomes of first-generation college students. The three institutions agreed that for the purpose of this report, first-generation students would be defined as one with neither parent having completed a college degree. Each institution determined the level of college completion appropriate to its mission. For MCCS, a student is first-generation if neither parent has earned an associate degree. For UMS and MMA, a student is first-generation if neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree. For consistency, data is also provided on MCCS students with neither parent having earned a bachelor's degree.
Maine Community College System. 323 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330. Tel: 207-629-4000; Fax: 207-629-4048; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Community College System (MCCS)
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A