Accelerated Learning and Financial Aid Associated with Positive Academic Outcomes for Hispanic First Generation College Students

ACT / December 2017

ACT Issue Brief 2017

First generation college students (FGCS) of all recial/ethnic backgrounds graduate from college at lower rates than their non-first generation peers. However, FGCS who are also Black and Hispanic graudate at even lower rates than FGCS who are White or Asian/Pacific Islander. Out of all racial/ethnic groups, students of Hispanic background are proportionally the most prevalent among FGCS, but are severely understudied given their prominence in the postsecondary system.