Supporting Working-Class Students in Higher Education.

Krista Soria, Bultmann Mark1

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Utilizing data from the multi-institutional Student Experience in the Research University survey, we examined self-identified working-class students' experiences in higher education. The results suggest that working-class students experience a lower sense of belonging, perceive a less welcoming campus climate, and pursue fewer social engagements than their peers who selfidentify as middle/upper-class. Specific suggestions direct academic advisors to promote working-class students' success. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalNACADA Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Accession Number: 103449203; Authors:Soria, Krista 1 Email Address:; Bultmann, Mark 1 Email Address:; Affiliations: 1: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Subject: Working class -- Education; Subject: Student engagement; Subject: Upper class; Subject: Middle class; Subject: Higher education; Subject: Learning; Author-Supplied Keyword: campus climate; Author-Supplied Keyword: higher education; Author-Supplied Keyword: social class; Author-Supplied Keyword: social integration; Author-Supplied Keyword: working class; Number of Pages: 12p; Illustrations: 2 Charts; Record Type: Article


  • Working class -- Education
  • Student engagement
  • Higher education
  • Learning
  • Upper class
  • Middle class


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