News in Brief
Half of N.M. Graduates Found to Be Ill-Prepared for College
More than half of New Mexico's high school students who went on to the state's colleges and universities needed remedial courses last year, a new study says.
Fifty-one percent of recent high school graduates required remedial help in college. Those courses cost $22 million last year, according to the report released last week by the Legislative Finance Committee.
Nationally, states and students spent $3 billion on remedial courses at the college level in 2010, the report says. New Mexico, though, has shown no improvement in seven years, it says.
Vol. 33, Issue 19, Page 4Published in Print: January 29, 2014, as Half of N.M. Graduates Found to Be Ill-Prepared for College