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First-generation student numbers in decline at UMN

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The proportion of first-generation undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota has decreased by more than 5 percent since 2010, according to enrollment data.

First-generation students and a University professor who studies them say the students face distinct challenges on campus while also contributing important skills and mindsets to the community. Some want the University to contribute resources to supporting this group of students in the future.

Read the MN Daily story.


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