A report worth reading
It is a rare example of political consensus: educators, researchers, and policymakers across the political spectrum agree that we must send more young people to college and help them graduate.
When first-generation college-going students are actively involved in college planning conversations and experiences, they enroll in four-year institutions at the same rate as do their middle and upper middle-income peers.
College and postsecondary training is just as important for first-generation students as for those from college-educated families. The Pathways to College Network provides easy access to research-based policies, practices and resources for improving college readiness and success of students who are under-represented in higher education.
In 2014, the White House declared its effort to make college more accessible to low-income students, highlighting the struggles first generation students often encounter while trying to prepare and eventually graduate from school.