One-third of recent PA Students Enroll in Developmental-Level Courses

One third of freshmen enter Pennsylvania’s two-year and four-year public colleges not prepared for college-level math or English and require remedial work to catch up, at a cost to the state of $26 million a year, according to a report released Wednesday by Pennsylvania’s education secretary. This is consistent with USDOE studies that document that about one-third of entering college students enroll in one or more developmental-level courses.

Gerald L. Zahorchak cited the report as evidence of the need for statewide high school graduation requirements. The full press release is available by clicking on the following web link,