Document Type

Undergraduate Research




“College graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s or higher degree” (Fry, 2021). Nobody on my father’s side of the family has ever been educated past the high school level. My mother, on the other hand, graduated from college and now has her master’s degree. She is the reason why I am not a first-generation college student, and this is the thing that makes me so interested in the group. First I will talk about first-generation college students and their unique contributions to the college community. Then I will explore the challenges that these students face in college and at work. Finally, I will find the recommended supports and the supports available for first-generation college students.