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Catching Up

About 13 percent of undergraduates reported that they took at least one remedial course in 1992-93, according to a recent report from the American Council on Education. The majority--56 percent--were freshmen, and 59 percent attended public, two-year colleges.

Percentage of undergraduates taking remedial courses, by race

White 11%
African-American 19%
Hispanic 19%
Asian American 19%
American Indian 15%

Information about ordering copies of the report, "Remedial Education: An Undergraduate Student Profile," is available from the American Council on Education at (202) 939-9385.

Vol. 15, Issue 22

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