Wednesday 2016-10-26

Of the first-time, full-time students in Ohio public colleges in Fall 1998 who were not placed into remediation classes, 53.3% graduate ( go on to complete a BA/BS within the next 5 years ). Of the students placed into Math remediation, only 18.1% graduate. And of the English remediation students, only 14.9% graduate.

In Ohio, public colleges spent approximately $15 million teaching 260,000 credit hours of high school-level courses to freshmen in 2000; another $8.4 million was spent on older students (OBR, 2001). In addition, the 20,000 freshmen in the courses paid $15 million in tuition for their remediation...
-- NBER Working Paper No. 11325