Grizz Facts

A Grizz Facts look at students facing engagement and persistence challenges

More than half of new freshmen in Fall 2020 were either first generation, Pell grant recipient, or underrepresented minority students

Freshman, URM, Pell, First generation, engagement, persistence

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Many incoming freshmen are from groups that have traditionally experienced challenges with engagement and persistence. More than half of new freshmen entering OU during Fall 2020 were either first generation college students, federal Pell grant recipients, or from an underrepresented minority. A large percentage are from more than one group.

Sources: First Generation reported on the undergraduate application; Pell grant recipient from Financial Aid disbursement information

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