At least 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender or gender nonconforming (TGNC), meaning that their gender identity does not correspond with the sex they were assigned at birth and in some cases may fall outside of the current gender binary.  Younger generations are more likely to identify as TGNC: estimates suggest that as many as 1 in 14 (7%) of adults ages 18–24 identify as TGNC, and this number is increasing over time. Despite this predicted increase in enrollment, TGNC students face academic, social, and legal challenges not encountered by their cisgender peers.