Table 1-15
Beginning 2003–04 postsecondary students who took remedial courses during their enrollment, by type of first institution: 2003–09
Type of first institution One or more
remedial courses
in any field
One or more
remedial mathematics
All beginning postsecondary students 50.4 42.2
4-year institutiona 37.2 29.2
Highly selective 22.4 15.0
Moderately selective 37.1 29.4
Minimally selective or open admission 53.4 44.7
2-year institution 65.4 57.1

a A small proportion of students who first attended private, for-profit 4-year institutions were excluded from the estimates that are based on institution selectivity because information on the selectivity of these institutions was not available.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2012) of 2003–04 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, Second Follow-up (BPS:04/09) and Postsecondary Education Transcript Study of 2009 (PETS:09), National Center for Education Statistics.

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