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URI boosts success of returning, underrepresented students on campus

University of Rhode Island sophomore Teeravuth Nokeo hopes to become the first of his family to graduate from college.

He faces an uphill climb. Nationally, only about 52 percent of first-generation college students graduate, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Such students often come from families with low incomes or communities with struggling schools, which complicate their ability to pay tuition or excel academically.

Nokeo, from Providence, says college challenges him academically and personally. However, with a new suite of support services made possible because of a grant received by the University, Nokeo, 19, is confident he will...


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