University of California 2011 Accountability Report

Indicator 2.6.2
First-generation undergraduate students Universitywide and very selective public and private research universities 1999-2000, 2003-04 and 2007-08

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

UC enrolls a higher proportion of first-generation students than other very selective public and private universities, reflecting its continuing accessibility to all Californians.

A first-generation student is one for whom neither parent holds a college degree. Having parents with college degrees can provide students with the role models, family expectations, know-how and financial means that ease a student's transition from high school to college and that contribute to students' success in college. Students whose parents have not graduated from college may lack these resources and cannot benefit from the advantages they can confer.

You may view or download a table of the raw data used to generate these charts in CSV files, which can be opened in spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.