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First-Generation Mt. SAC Initiative 

A first-generation student is one whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree in the United States. One in four Mt. SAC students is first-generation. The mission of the First-Generation Mt. SAC Initiative is to celebrate our students and help them succeed.

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1 in 3 students is First Generation
When Our First Generation Students Succeed, We Succeed

For some first-generation students, attending Mt. SAC and graduating/transferring is more than the standard achievement. It's a chance for a better life.

  • Earnings Icon It's higher lifetime earnings
  • Unemployment Icon It's lower unemployment
  • Landmark Moment Icon It's a landmark moment in their story
We’re committed to first-generation students, providing them with support and guidance that address their unique needs.