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First in my family : a profile of first-generation college students at four-year institutions since 1971

Author: Victor B Saenz; Cooperative Institutional Research Program (U.S.); Higher Education Research Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.); Foundation for Independent Higher Education.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Cooperative Institutional Research Program, Higher Education Research Institute, ©2007.
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
First in my family.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Higher Education Research Institute, 2007
(OCoLC)657304295
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor B Saenz; Cooperative Institutional Research Program (U.S.); Higher Education Research Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.); Foundation for Independent Higher Education.
ISBN: 9781878477408 1878477404
OCLC Number: 137335443
Notes: "Co-sponsored by The Foundation for Independent Higher Education"--Cover.
"May 2007."
Description: viii, 62 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction. Existing research on first-generation college students --
Description of methods --
Demographic summary. Gender differences --
Educational attainment --
Racial/ethnic group differences --
Citizenship status --
CIRP freshman survey trends. Parental encouragement --
Reasons for choosing a college : motivations for first-generation students and peers --
Reasons for going to college : financial security and future plans for education --
Work experiences and expectations at college entry --
Financial considerations for going to college --
Influence of home in the college choice process --
College residence --
Academic preparation at college entry --
Social self-confidence and leadership ability --
Changing student values --
Degree objectives --
A special focus on private colleges and universities. Private institutions : a profile of entering first-generation college students --
Private institutions : first-generation students' reasons and motivations for going to college --
Private institutions : first generation student activities and expectations --
Conclusions. Implications for institutional support.
Other Titles: Profile of first-generation college students at four-year institutions since 1971
Responsibility: Victor B. Saenz [and others] ; foreword by William E. Hamm & Michelle D. Gilliard.

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