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Today's Students: 7 Powerful Facts

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The face of American higher education is changing. Are colleges and universities embracing the new models and support services necessary for today's students to succeed?

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Today's Students: 7 Powerful Facts

  1. 1. “To adequately address the barriers 21st-century students face, educators must first recognize that they don't fit the traditional profile.” TODAY’S STUDENTS 7 POWERFUL FACTS McNair, T. B., Albertine, S. L., Cooper, M. A., McDonald, N. L., & Major, T. (2016). Becoming a student-ready college: a new culture of leadership for student success. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  2. 2. “With the face of American higher education changing, it is imperative that we embrace new models of education and support services that can accommodate today’s college students.” Source: McNair, T. B., Albertine, S. L., Cooper, M. A., McDonald, N. L., & Major, T. (2016). Becoming a student-ready college: a new culture of leadership for student success. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  3. 3. 52% of students are the first in their family to complete college. 52% of students are the first in their family to complete college. TODAY’S STUDENTS 7 POWERFUL FACTS FACT No. 1
  4. 4. 52% of students are the first in their family to complete college. 51% come from low-to moderate- income levels. TODAY’S STUDENTS 7 POWERFUL FACTS FACT No. 2
  5. 5. 52% of students are the first in their family to complete college. 44% are age twenty-four or above. TODAY’S STUDENTS 7 POWERFUL FACTS FACT No. 3
  6. 6. 52% of students are the first in their family to complete college. 42% come from communities of color. TODAY’S STUDENTS 7 POWERFUL FACTS FACT No. 4
  7. 7. 52% of students are the first in their family to complete college. 30% attend school part-time. TODAY’S STUDENTS 7 POWERFUL FACTS FACT No. 5
  8. 8. 52% of students are the first in their family to complete college. 28% take care of children and other dependents. TODAY’S STUDENTS 7 POWERFUL FACTS FACT No. 6
  9. 9. 52% of students are the first in their family to complete college. 26% work full-time while enrolled. TODAY’S STUDENTS 7 POWERFUL FACTS FACT No. 7
  10. 10. Source: McNair, T. B., Albertine, S. L., Cooper, M. A., McDonald, N. L., & Major, T. (2016). Becoming a student-ready college: a new culture of leadership for student success. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Source: Miller, Vale, Engle, & Cooper, 2014 Image Credit: Pexels.com

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