Campus News

‘First’ defining moment

Inside Higher Ed quoted Institute of Higher Education faculty member Rob Toutkoushian for its article on defining “first-generation” students and discussing how they fare in college.

“Regardless of how we define it, first-generation students are at a disadvantage when compared to non-first-generation students,” he said. “Probably the biggest thing we can do is work within schools to provide kids with information about college options early. And interventions should happen early, so we’re not waiting until high school, and we’re getting them in middle school.”