The 1stGen@Iowa initiative was created by the University of Iowa First-Generation Task Force, which focuses on the role that UI faculty and staff have in first-generation students' success.
The 1stGen@Iowa initiative seeks to inform and educate the campus community, support first-generation students in their academic and career endeavors, and ensure that students ultimately succeed at the University of Iowa.
of UI undergrads identify as first-gen (approx)
of new first year students in the Class of 2026 identify as first-gen (approx 1,060 students)
Of December 2022 graduating undergrads are first-gen
First-Gen Forward Institution
Where does this designation come from and what does it mean for the University of Iowa?
The University of Iowa is moving First-Gen Forward...
...by working to become the institution of choice for first-generation students in the state of Iowa.