• Flying First



Are you a first-generation college student? If so, you’re in good company. Over 30% of Rowan students are first-generation college students, and we work hard to ensure that you have the support and resources to thrive as a scholar, as a leader, and as a vital member of the Rowan community.

Being a first-generation college student is more than coming from a background where your parents or guardians did not graduate from college. Like you, these exceptional students are forging new ground as they venture into the unknown world of higher education. We think this is something to be proud of.

Start here to find a supportive community that can help you succeed throughout your campus journey, including academic programs, leadership opportunities, comprehensive career services, expert tutoring and more.

For Students

Resources for first-generation students are available all across campus! We're always happy to help a student navigate campus to help find support services.

For Faculty & Staff

Learn and understand how you, as a faculty member, can support first-generation college students in your classroom and help them thrive academically.

Glossary of Terms

Bursar. Co-requisite. Matriculation. These are just a few of the words we use in higher education that may be new to incoming first-generation families. Get help here!