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First-Generation Student

What does first-generation mean?

Northwest considers you a first-generation college student, or first-gen for short, if your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) did not graduate from a four-year college or university. Being a first-generation student is a proud accomplishment! First-generation students may face unique experiences and challenges, but with a drive and desire to earn a college degree, and Northwest’s support and focus on student success, you can graduate Career Ready, Day One.   


Did You Know?

32%  of Northwest students are first-generation college students
47%  of the Fall 2019 freshman class reports as first generation
3 in 4  freshmen return for their sophomore year
>96%  find a job or continue education after graduation


 

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660.562.1695 or 660.562.1726
studentsuccess@nwmissouri.edu

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