A First Take a gander at First-Gen: Qualities of Original Students at UW-Madison

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WACRAO Annual Conference – November 2008 A First Look at First-Gen: Characteristics of First-Generation Undergraduates at UW-Madison Clare Huhn Policy and Planning Analyst, UW-Madison

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Transition to College The probability of attending a university is identified with the level of parental instructive

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State Context Wisconsin has an underneath normal extent of grown-ups with lone rangers degrees

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National Studies First-era understudies are diverse in numerous regards from their companions whose guardians have advanced educations Three huge national concentrates: Straight from the Source: What Works for First-Generation College Students The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, December 2006 First-Generation Students in Postsecondary Education: A Look at their College Transcripts National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Education, 2005 (bar. 171) Students whose Parents did not Go to College: Postsecondary Access, Persistence, and Attainment (Findings from the Condition of Education – 2001) National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 2001 (bar. 126)

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Framework Equity Economic Development Student Services Communication

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National Studies First-era understudies are distinctive in numerous regards from their companions whose guardians have higher educations Compared to different understudies, original understudies will probably: Be scholastically under-arranged for school Start school at a two-year organization Be female Be more established Be a racial/ethnic minority Come from a low-wage family Work while in school Attend school low maintenance Delay picking a noteworthy Major in a non-specialized field Drop and rehash courses all the more every now and again Have bring down school GPAs Drop out and stop out more as often as possible Not graduate

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New UW-Madison Students 21% of new green beans and 33% of new exchanges

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Race/Ethnicity Asians are the most and to the least extent liable to be original understudies

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Gender First-era understudies are somewhat more inclined to be female.

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Age First-era exchange understudies are more established than other students from another school.

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State Residency First-era understudies will probably be from Wisconsin.

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WI Geographic Distribution First-era understudies originate from all over Wisconsin.

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WI Geographic Distribution First-era understudies will probably originate from provincial secondary schools.

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Transfer Sending Institutions First-era exchange understudies will probably exchange from two-year organizations.

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Socioeconomic Indicators First-era understudies will probably originate from lower wage families.

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Academic Preparation First-era understudies take less AP tests.

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UW-Madison versus National Studies First-era understudies at UW-Madison are comparable in numerous regards to original understudies broadly, additionally extraordinary in different ways. Contrasted with different understudies, original understudies will probably: Be scholastically under-arranged for school Start school at a two-year foundation -  Be female -  Be more established -  (exchange begins) Be a racial/ethnic minority -  Come from a low-salary family -  Work while in school -  Attend school low maintenance Delay picking a noteworthy Major in a non-specialized field Drop and rehash courses all the more as often as possible - ? Have bring down school GPAs - ? Drop out and stop out more often - ? Not graduate - ?

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Next Steps Outcomes Recruiting/school choice Context in Wisconsin Math Integration into standard reports

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WACRAO Annual Conference – November 2008 Thank you! For more data, see www.apa.wisc.edu or email chuhn@vc.wisc.edu Clare Huhn Policy and Planning Analyst, UW-Madison

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