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Moving the Needle for First-Generation College Students: Innovative Strategies to Support Completion

12/19/2016 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET




Nearly one-third of college-going students each year are first-generation. While there have been strides made in the number of first-generation students attending college, research has demonstrated that first-generation students graduate a lower rate (40%) than their  peers whose parents attended college (55%). In recent years, there has been a greater emphasis placed on strategies to support student completion. This webinar will share innovative strategies at the institutional and state level to improve of the number of first-generation college students earning a postsecondary credential. 

Presenters include: 

  • Austin Buchan, Executive Director, College Forward

  • Krissy DeAlejandro, Executive Director, tnAchieves

  • Ben Walizer, Project Director, Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Georgia State University, & Fellow, University Innovation Alliance   



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