When asked if they agreed with the statement, “Of all the things I could do at this point in my life, going to college is definitely the most satisfying,” first-generation students were more likely to agree than non-first-generation students. Source: Ruffalo Noel-Levitz:
(fərst jenəˈrāSH(ə)n st(y)o͞odnt)
1. A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not obtained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
2. You are a trailblazer who seeks higher levels of education than your parents and grandparents, and in doing so, you push the boundaries of education further than anyone else in your family
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I always had something in me that told me I was going to go to school. I’ve always liked learning and pursing a higher education just felt like it was right for me. And my parents have always stressed the importance of having an education because they want me to be better than where I come from. Read more »