Shape Up or Ship Out: The Effects of Remediation on Students at Four-Year Colleges

  title={Shape Up or Ship Out: The Effects of Remediation on Students at Four-Year Colleges},
  author={Eric Bettinger and Bridget Terry Long},
  journal={Public Economics eJournal},
Remediation is an important part of American higher education with approximately one-third of students requiring remedial or developmental courses. However, at an annual cost of over $1 billion for public colleges alone, policymakers have become critical of the practice. Despite the growing debate and the thousands of under prepared students who enter college each year, there is almost no research on the impact of remediation on student outcomes. This project addresses this critical issue by… Expand
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