First Generation Students


The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. (Lao Tzu)
“A college education has never been more important…89% of the new jobs created in this economy will require post-high school levels of literacy and mathematics…The typical worker with a college degree makes 73% more [income]… (
Welcome to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock! Being a very diverse university, we understand the challenges and opportunities of first-generation students. We have many resources to help you acclimate and be successful in being first in your family to obtain a college degree. Don’t ever miss an opportunity to tell people how you blazed a new trail and became the first in your family to obtain a higher education. You should be extremely proud of yourself ~ we are.
College is a journey of discovery ~ of yourself and the world. An education will open many doors and windows to your future.