First Generation College Students: Navigating Higher Education

Who Are We?

What are first-generation college students (FGCSs)?

FGCSs are "the first, or one of the first, in their families to pursue postsecondary education" (Inkelas, Daver, Vogt, & Leonard, 2007, p. 404).

Who are first-generation college students?

According to Allison (2012), the first-generation college student population is comprised of students from historically disadvantaged groups. This includes:

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