Report: 28 percent of 2015 Murphysboro High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes
Data from the class that graduated in 2015 shows 66 percent of Murphysboro 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 69 percent.
Of the 28 percent of Murphysboro graduates who took remedial courses at Illinois community colleges, 6 percent took them in reading, while 23 percent took remedial courses in math and 9 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