College remediation rate drops again

Report: 47.8% of state’s new students unprepared in ’12, besting record low

Posted: January 30, 2013 at 12:54 a.m.

The number of Arkansas students who entered the state’s public colleges and universities unprepared for college-level course work fell in the fall of 2012 to 11,108 — or 47.8 percent of 23,240 firsttime students — continuing a steady trend of decline, a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education said.

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