Students who were on the cusp of graduation before COVID-19 shut down on-the-job training and employment opportunities are facing a very different outlook than originally expected.
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently brought together a campus leader, a public official, a researcher, and a college counselor—and surfaced some unexpected opportunities for higher education to fulfill its social mobility goals.
The new #WeBelongInCollege social media campaign hopes to amplify the student perspective on barriers to enrollment, belonging, and completion.
Many high school counselors are trained to address student mental health and wellness, not college and career planning—a gap felt most acutely by first-generation and low-income students.
New research from The Hub for Equity and Innovation in Higher Education offers a window into attitudes of belonging among first-generation undergraduate students at Georgetown University—insights that will help shape the university’s ongoing work in the equity space.
A higher education nonprofit is working with dozens of colleges and universities to revamp their large, introductory courses, which for years have been barriers to success for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.
Perceived competition in STEM courses may be an overlooked barrier for first-generation college students, according to a recent study.
A growing number of colleges and universities are focusing on rural students as a distinct demographic group, recognizing that they face unique obstacles to college enrollment and completion.
Everyone makes trade-offs in balancing family, community, education, and careers, but a new book shows how first-generation and low-income college students face especially complex ethical dilemmas.
Jack joined Georgetown Professor Marcia Chatelain in a campus conversation sponsored by the Georgetown Scholars Program.
Colleges from coast to coast recently participated in the third-annual National First-Generation College Celebration, hosting programs, distributing promotional gifts, and engaging their campus communities around first-generation student success.
California has amended its state Penal and Education Code to replace the term “at-risk youth” with “at-promise youth.” Advocates hope the small change will help shift how educators think about students and their strengths.