Underprepared high school grads spend $1.3 billion on remedial college courses, and Californians pay the most
Millions of high school graduates are showing up to college unprepared and in need of remedial courses that are costing them an estimated $1.3 billion annually, and Californians pay the most, according to a report released today from the Center for American Progress. Remedial courses do not count toward college degrees because they are designed to...
By Craig Clough | September 28, 2016
Remedial courses come with steep price tag — and low-income students aren’t the only ones footing the bill
Each year, students cram into lecture halls to take classes that won’t get them any closer to a college degree — shelling out $1.5 billion to learn concepts they should’ve mastered in high school. One in four college freshmen who enroll in college directly after high school enroll in remedial classes. Remedial students who begin at four-year...
By Mark Keierleber | April 6, 2016