International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 2834-7919   |  e-ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2016, Vol. 12(2) 23-33

Graduating from College: The Impossible Dream for Most First-Generation Students

Joseph Sanacore & Anthony Palumbo

pp. 23 - 33   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2016.002

Published online: June 01, 2016  |   Number of Views: 1249  |  Number of Download: 1529


Some colleges engage in unethical practices to balance their budgets, such as accepting “marginal” students who qualify for loans and government-backed financial aid but not providing these students with the services and programs they need to achieve success. Too many low-income students who are often first-generation students find themselves gamed when they meet with admissions counselors who help them to complete loan applications but neglect to explain the difference between being accepted to college and graduating from college—and the subsequent need to repay student loans. As a response to this negative scenario, 13 high-impact strategies are suggested which increase the chances of helping first-generation students to achieve success and to graduate in a timely fashion.

Keywords: First-Generation Students, Graduation Rates, High-Impact Strategies, Caring

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Sanacore, J. & Palumbo, A. (2016). Graduating from College: The Impossible Dream for Most First-Generation Students. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(2), 23-33.

Sanacore, J. and Palumbo, A. (2016). Graduating from College: The Impossible Dream for Most First-Generation Students. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(2), pp. 23-33.

Chicago 16th edition
Sanacore, Joseph and Anthony Palumbo (2016). "Graduating from College: The Impossible Dream for Most First-Generation Students". International Journal of Progressive Education 12 (2):23-33.

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