U.S. share of first generation students as of 2016, by gender and ethnicity

This statistic shows the percentage of students identifying as first-generation in the United States in 2016, by gender and ethnicity. As of 2016, about 20 percent of the first-generation American students, broken down by gender, were female. Almost 22 percent of the first-generation students identified themselves as Native Americans in the United States in 2016.

Percentage of students identifying as first-generation students in the United States in 2016, by gender and ethnicity

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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

137,456 respondents

Special properties

First-time, full-time students who entered four-year U.S. colleges and universities

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