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First-Generation College Students: Additional Evidence on College Experiences and Outcomes

From: The Journal of Higher Education
Volume 75, Number 3, May/June 2004
pp. 249-284 | 10.1353/jhe.2004.0016


Longitudinal data from eighteen four-year colleges were analyzed to better understand differences between first-generation and other college students in the experiences and outcomes of postsecondary education. These differences were consistent with theorybased expectations regarding the acquisition of cultural capital during college.