By Pete Wheelan, CEO

Roughly one-third of college students are the first in their families to pursue degrees, and a quarter is both first-generation and low-income. This combination is often quite challenging. Only 11 percent of low-income, first-generation students earn a college degree within six years.

Pete WheelanWith the critical role post-secondary education plays in the lives of individuals and for our society and our economy, we cannot afford these dismal outcomes. That’s why states across the country are actively working to close this achievement gap.

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