This article seeks to examine past and present first-generation college students, how they have changed demographically, and what colleges can do to assist them in meeting the challenges of higher education. A brief, descriptive memoir of the author as a first-generation college student precedes a concise review of current studies on this student population.
Merritt, Corinne R.
"First-Generation College Students: Then and Now,"
Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/humanarchitecture/vol6/iss1/7