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.
A version of this article appeared in the January 29, 2014 edition of Education Week as Half of N.M. Graduates Found to Be Ill-Prepared for College