The Chronicle of Higher Education

Closing the Gap for First-Generation Students

April 18, 2017

Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College (MA), writes: At Smith College, where I am president, a longstanding, collegewide commitment to student access and success has narrowed the gap in graduation rates for first-generation, Pell Grant-eligible, and other students. In some years the graduation rates for our Pell and first-generation students have exceeded those of their peers. Here are five lessons we have learned.

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