CSSR Releases Report on First Gen Students at UMass Amherst

First generation (First Gen) students–those who do not have a parent or guardian who attained a four-year degree–represent a third of all college students in the United States and one quarter of undergraduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). As part of a steering committee focused on First Gen issues, the Center for Student Success Research (CSSR) led a mixed methods study of First Gen students on campus during the 2018-2019 academic year to better understand experiences of students with disabilities on campus. The results of that research are now available in our report, First Generation Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.