Studying Attrition and Degree Completion Behavior among First-Generation College Students in the United States

Author(s):
Ishitani, Terry T.
Publication Year:
2006
Source:
The Journal of Higher Education

This study investigated attrition and degree completion behavior of first-generation college students. Based on the findings, first-generation students were at the highest risk of departure during the second year, followed by the first year. These students were also 51% less likely to graduate within 4 years than students with college-educated parents were.

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