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Cal State system is dropping remedial classes

October 9, 2018

Colleges rethinking the role of remedial classes will have to consider the amount of time students are willing to spend in college as well as the costs of developmental and supplemental classes.

A report on remedial education from the Center for American Progress shows that about half of first-year students end up in these courses, making college more expensive and leading to higher dropout rates. African-American (56%) and Latino (45%) students tend to enroll in remedial courses at higher rates than do white students (35%) while the on-rate completion rate for students who take remedial courses is only 10%.

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