Four out of five college students in remedial classes had a 3.0 average or better in high school, notes Michael Kirst’s College Puzzle blog, citing Diploma to Nowhere by Strong American Schools. Ninety-five percent said they did all or most of their assigned high school work. Eighty percent had assumed they were ready for college.
The cost of remediation for each student is estimated at $2,000 for two-year and $2,531 for four-year public colleges. These are the high range estimates, but seem low to me.
Colleges need to publicize how many students from local high schools end up in remedial classes. How many were “B” students?