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Jesslyn Ratliff
DEFINING A FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTFederal definition: A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. This means that you are the first person in your family to attend a four-year college/university and attain a bachelor's degree.
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STATISTICSCenter for First-Generation Student Success https://firstgen.naspa.org/•33% of higher ed students today are the first in their family to attend college. – U.S. Department of Education•27% of first-generation college students complete a bachelor’s degree in four-years – Higher Education Research Institute
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•Of surveyed institutions, only 50% have identified a “point person” to lead first generation initiatives—2018 National Landscape Analysis of First-generation Student Success Program at Four-year Institutions•78% of senior administrators at my institution care about first-generation students—This statistic is reflective of all university leaders, practitioners, and scholars surveyed for the landscape analysis. 2018 National Landscape Analysis of First-generation Student Success Program at Four-year Institutions
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•20% of first-generation college students had obtained a bachelor’s degree 10 years after their sophomore year in high school compared to 42% of continuing-generation students.—U.S. Department of Education
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•The percentage of First-Generation students at NMSU in 2017-2018 was 33% (Office of Institutional Analysis).
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National Data Fact Sheets provide national statistics about first-generation and continuing-generation college students.https://firstgen.naspa.org/research-and-policy/national-data-fact-sheets-on-first-generation-college-students/national-data-fact-sheets
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NMSU STUDENT SUCCESS RESOURCES•Student Success Center https://ssc.nmsu.edu/oTRIO Student Support Services https://triosss.nmsu.edu/oTRIO Upward Bound GISD/LCPS (Santa Teresa, Gadsden, Las Cruces, Mayfield, Oñate High Schools) https://trioub.nmsu.edu/gisd-lcps/oTRIO Upward Bound Alamogordo https://trioub.nmsu.edu/alamogordo/oTRIO Upward Bound Hatch https://trioub.nmsu.edu/hatch/•TRIO STEM-H Student Support Services https://stemh.nmsu.edu/•Office of Experiential Learning https://oel.nmsu.edu/•Campus Tutoring Services https://campustutoring.nmsu.edu/•CAMP – College Assistance Migrant Program https://camp.nmsu.edu/•Aggie One-Stop https://onestop.nmsu.edu/•Department of Student Life https://deanofstudents.nmsu.edu/Note: This is not an all-encompassing list; there are many other valuable student success resources available at NMSU.