First-generation students: college access, persistence, and postbachelor's outcomes

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This Statistics in Brief focuses on students whose parents have not attended college and examines these students' high school success and postsecondary enrollment, persistence and degree completion once they enrolled in college, and graduate school enrollment and employment outcomes after they attained a bachelor's degree. Their outcomes are compared to those of their peers whose parents had attended or completed college. This report draws on data from three nationally representative studies from the National Center for Education Statistics: the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Students; Higher education; Qualifications; Outcomes

Keywords: Family; College; Enrolment; Completion; Outcomes of education and training; Comparative analysis; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Center for Education Statistics, 2018

Physical description: 31 p.

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Series: NCES stats in brief; no. 2018-421

Statement of responsibility: Authors: Emily Forrest Cataldi, Christopher T. Bennett and Xianglei Chen; Project officer: Sean A. Simone

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 131.673

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