Share of Gen Z students who are first to attend college in family U.S. 2018

This statistic shows the share of Generation Z students who are or will be the first in their family to attend college in the U.S. in 2018. During the survey, 24 percent of students reported that they would be the first in their family to attend college.

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Release date

June 2018


United States

Survey time period

spring 2018

Number of respondents

16,000 respondents

Age group

15-22 years

Special properties

NSHSS scholars.

Supplementary notes

The source does not indicate the survey type.
The source defines Generation Z as those born between 1996 and 2004.

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