Report: First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students: A Comparison of High School and Postsecondary Experiences

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students and their peers whose parents have college degrees. It also explores how postsecondary plans, attendance, and completion varies between these two groups of students and presents the reasons why some 2002 high school sophomores, who were postsecondary enrollees, did not obtain a credential by 2012. Learn more.