Volume 7, Issue 3 Intro Essay: Special Issue on First-Generation College Students

Tracey Glaessgen

First-generation college students are becoming an increasingly important part of institutional recruitment and retention plans


First-Generation Students: Who Are They? Why Are They at Risk? How Can We Promote Their Success?

Joe Cuseo

Characteristics of first-generation students, identifies reasons why they are at risk for attrition, and offers specific strategies for improving their rate of college completion

Improving College Outcomes for First-Generation Students

Janet K. Holt & Laura B. Winter

A multi-site case study of five 4-year postsecondary institutions in Missouri that used evidence-based strategies to support first-generation students in their efforts to persist in and complete college

The First-Year Seminar: A Program Evaluation of Students’ Public-Affairs Awareness

Yasuko Kanamori, Tracey A. Glaessgen & Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White

Significant differences in public-affairs awareness over time between first-generation students enrolled in specialized sections and those who were not

The Impact of Wyman’s Teen Leadership Program on College Achievement and Retention

Ryan Reed, Nicole Thomson & Grace Bramman

Low-income, first-generation college students face a host of obstacles on their journeys toward degree completion


Book Review: Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom: Teaching to Close the Graduation Gap for Minority, First-Generation, and Academically Unprepared Students

Jonathan Stubblefield

Key strategies that faculty should consider integrating into their classrooms using a mix of theoretical philosophies and practical tips for applying those theories