According to The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Education, only 21 percent of low-income first-generation students receive a bachelor’s degree in 6 years, compared to 66 percent of students who are not low-income or first generation.
First-generation students enter the doors of institutions with hopes of breaking the generational cycle, becoming the first graduate from college. Navigating the dream to obtain a college degree can be very daunting for a first-generation student leading to high DFW (Drop/Fail/Withdrawal) and stop-out rates.
This webinar will explore the acquisition of social, academic and financial capital among first-generation students. Higher Education professionals and practitioners will learn how research-informed best-practices can be used to increase first-generation enrollment, success, and graduation rates coupled with a sense of belonging on the campus.