Report: 58 percent of 2015 Columbia High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes
Data from the class that graduated in 2015 shows 82 percent of Columbia students enrolled in two- or four-year programs at college or university within 12 months of graduating high school, compared to 70 percent across the state. After 16 months, the rate is 86 percent.
Of the 58 percent of Columbia graduates who took remedial courses at Illinois community colleges, 17 percent took them in reading, while 56 percent took remedial courses in math and 14 percent took remedial courses in communications.
Statewide, 47 percent of students enrolled in community colleges across the state had to take remedial classes.
Remediation for area schools: Class of 2015