Three-fourths of Ohio students who take remedial college classes don’t earn a degree in six years, a new study concludes. The Columbus Dispatch reports:
An Ohio Board of Regents study of students who were freshmen in 1998 found that, by 2004, students who needed remedial classes were only one-third as likely to have a bachelor’s degree as those who didn’t need such classes.
Fifteen percent of remedial students had bachelor’s degrees, compared with 47 percent of nonremedial students.
About 38 percent of freshmen take remedial classes.