May 28, 2008
Study Finds Graduation Gap for First-Generation Students, Regardless of Preparation
First-generation college students are less likely than their peers to earn degrees, even when differences in high-school preparation have been taken into account, according to a College Board analysis of more than 1.1 million student records.
The study, which was was presented on Tuesday at the annual conference of the Association for Institutional Research here, examined the fates of SAT-takers who had graduated from high school in 1999. The College Board worked with the