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Special Analysis 2008

Section 1. Institutional Characteristics

Table SA-8. Percentage of beginning postsecondary students who reported taking various types of remedial courses in their first year, by control and type of institution: 2003–04
    2-year institution
  4-year institution
      Private
    Private
Remedial course All Public Not-for-profit For-profit   Public Not-for-profit For-profit

     Any 20.5 28.6 17.6 8.3   18.6 15.2 10.6
English 6.1 8.4 8.4 2.2   5.2 4.5 4.9
Mathematics 15.5 22.3 13.1 5.1   13.9 9.8 7.9
Reading 6.4 10.0 5.2 1.7   4.7 3.8 3.0
Study skills 2.3 2.8 3.6 1.7   1.9 2.1 3.1
Writing 7.9 9.6 5.6 4.8   8.1 7.3 4.9

NOTE: Totals include students in private not-for-profit less-than-2-year institutions; sample size was too small to show as a separate category. Courses are self-reported by students during their first year. Institutions and administrative transcript records report higher rates of remedial coursetaking than do students. This table includes students enrolled at postsecondary institutions in Puerto Rico.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003/04 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, First Follow-up (BPS:04/06).