This paper provides an overview of the first-generation college student (FGCS) profile at the University of Kentucky. This paper then compares the FGCS population at the University of Kentucky to the general student population at the university, specifically focusing on levels of degree attainment. In addition, the national literature on FGCS is discussed. Based upon national literature and institutional data, the authors provide practical suggestions on how to best serve FGCS at the University of Kentucky.
Deffendall, Matthew; Knutson, Nichole; and Sacks, David, "A Profile on First-Generation College Students at the University of Kentucky: A Focus on Retention Efforts" (2011). Undergraduate Education White Papers. 1.