Interpreting Rural Students’ Stories of Access to a Flagship University

  • Anna-Margaret Goldman University of Montana
Keywords: college access, rural students, higher education

Abstract

Access has been an ongoing issue for rural students. In this study, I examined factors that have been proven barriers and supports for rural students. Rural college students who were part of the TRiO program at a flagship university shared barriers and supports to access higher education. Students talked about their college journeys by telling digital stories, using computer-based tools to create narratives. On-campus resources, family support, finding a place to belong in college, and self-efficacy proved to be important access and persistence factors for students.

Published
2019-01-26
How to Cite
Goldman, A.-M. (2019). Interpreting Rural Students’ Stories of Access to a Flagship University. The Rural Educator, 40(1). Retrieved from https://journals.library.msstate.edu/ruraled/article/view/530
Section
Research Articles