Texas Tech Named a Top College for First-Generation Students
Texas Tech was named one of the six best colleges to attend for first-generation college (FGC) students, according to The Best Colleges website. The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement has developed programs to help FGC students who are new to Texas Tech make successful academic and social transitions into college.
"Texas Tech and the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement are proud of this accomplishment and the recognition that comes with it," said Juan Muñoz, vice provost for undergraduate education and senior vice president for institutional diversity, equity and community engagement.
Texas Tech created Mentor Tech and PEGASUS (Pioneers in Education: Generations Achieving Scholarship and Unprecedented Success) as a support system for FGC students. Recently, Texas Tech was awarded a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to implement Generation TX in the Lubbock area. Generation TX is a statewide movement aimed at closing the gaps and creating a generation of college and career readiness.
"Providing opportunities for all students is paramount in our efforts to offer a well-rounded, quality higher education experience," Texas Tech Interim President Lawrence Schovanec said. "We have robust and comprehensive programs that aid us in our recruitment of First-Generation students, and this recognition is well deserved."