A new virtual campus tour project in North Carolina could change the way students in rural or otherwise remote areas are able to 'see' prospective colleges without ever leaving their high schools.
January is National Mentoring Month. A retired professor at UC San Diego has paired emeriti professors with first-generation students to great effect.
There are a number of factors outside the academy that hold first-year university students back. Addressing these can improve retention rates.
First-generation college students may suffer from a guilt of abandoning their families. They also carry huge responsibilities and expectations. How can colleges help them be successful?