Office of Student Life

First-Generation Student Study

The First-Generation Student Study is a six-year longitudinal, mixed-methods research study that aims to understand the experiences of first-generation college students. This study is a partnership between the Center for the Study of Student Life and the Department of Sociology at The Ohio State University. The study will follow a cohort of incoming first-year, first-generation students through surveys and in-depth interviews.

The First-Generation Student Study began data collection in autumn 2018 and will continue until autumn 2024. For questions, please contact the Principal Investigators, listed below.

Principal Investigators

Dr. Erica Regan
Center for the Study of Student Life

Dr. Vincent Roscigno
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology