A quarter of college-going WV grads sent to remedial college ed, down from 31%

About a quarter of West Virginia public and private high school students who graduated in 2017 and enrolled in the state’s public colleges in fall 2017 were required to enroll in remedial education classes.

That’s down from the 31 percent rate of college-going 2016 high school graduates who had to enroll in remedial education classes in fall 2016.

These percentages don’t include graduates who didn’t go to college the fall after graduation or went to out-of-state colleges or went to in-state private colleges.

These percentages, according to reports presented Monday to a legislative committee, include students in several different types of remedial education classes, including boot camps and courses that serve to teach students things they should’ve learned in high school while simultaneously letting them earn college credit.

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