Not Completing Remedial Courses Threatens Students’ Prospects For Success in College

Every year millions of U.S. students arrive at college campuses unprepared for college work and have to take remedial courses in an effort to catch up. Nationally, 50 percent of students who began postsecondary education in 2003–04 (approximately 1.9 million students) and 68 percent of those who began at public two-year institutions took one or more remedial courses throughout their undergraduate careers