Supports for First-Gen Students in Texas
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Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Ed
A Texas nonprofit has created a report card to score the state's public institutions on how well they serve first-generation, low-income students.
Dallas-based ScholarShot rates the colleges using metrics like graduate outcomes, academic engagement, financial management and interventions. The group says the report card is intended to push state legislators to change how they distribute funds, encourage universities to improve supports for these students, and inform parents and academic advisors in the state.