Report: More College Freshmen Need Developmental Courses

Feb 7, 2014

A report by the Ohio Board of Regents shows more than one-third of 2012 high school graduates entering Ohio colleges for the first time required developmental classes in English or mathematics to get up to speed.

 The report shows 40 percent of 2012 high school graduates took developmental courses in either of the two core subjects at a public university or community college. Youngstown State University President Randy Dunn says the state's colleges and universities have to work with K-12 schools to make improvements. Dunn says more students are going to college now than in years past, so it stands to reason that the number in need of developmental coursework would be higher.