First-Generation Students

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are committed to supporting all students in their transition to college and have a particular dedication to the success of first-generation students.

CSB/SJU define a first-generation student as any student whose parents or guardians have not completed a four-year degree. Over 1/4 of our student body identify as first-generation college students.

Our institutions recognize that first-generation students may need additional support navigating the college experience; therefore, CSB/SJU provide additional resources to assist these students.