Remediation Rate
Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Remediation Rate
Arkansas County52%
Ashley County59%
Baxter County48%
Benton County38%
Boone County48%
Bradley County64%
Calhoun County67%
Carroll County44%
Chicot County68%
Clark County41%
Clay County51%
Cleburne County42%
Cleveland County57%
Columbia County58%
Conway County46%
Craighead County42%
Crawford County43%
Crittenden County60%
Cross County38%
Dallas County69%
Desha County63%
Drew County49%
Faulkner County35%
Franklin County42%
Fulton County38%
Garland County50%
Grant County33%
Greene County50%
Hempstead County63%
Hot Spring County47%
Howard County67%
Independence County59%
Izard County51%
Jackson County66%
Jefferson County61%
Johnson County54%
Lafayette County76%
Lawrence County46%
Lee County72%
Lincoln County42%
Little River County57%
Logan County42%
Lonoke County34%
Madison County43%
Marion County45%
Miller County45%
Mississippi County50%
Monroe County58%
Montgomery County31%
Nevada County64%
Newton County44%
Ouachita County69%
Perry County53%
Phillips County67%
Pike County45%
Poinsett County49%
Polk County44%
Pope County42%
Prairie County48%
Pulaski County47%
Randolph County51%
Saline County36%
Scott County34%
Searcy County47%
Sebastian County35%
Sevier County58%
Sharp County50%
St. Francis County69%
Stone County41%
Union County57%
Van Buren County45%
Washington County39%
White County50%
Woodruff County64%
Yell County51%

Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education





What does this measure?

The share of entering first-year students seeking an associate degree or higher at an Arkansas public college or university who did not meet the exam cut-off score and were assigned to enroll in developmental level (remedial) coursework in English, math, or reading.

Why is this important?

Remediation rates are an indicator of the extent to which students are prepared with the basic academic skills to succeed in their college coursework. Enrolling in remedial coursework in college delays participation in credit-bearing, college-level courses and degree completion.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2016, 42% of first-year students needed a remedial course, down 11 percentage points from 2010. Racial and ethnic disparities were large, with 73% of black students taking a remedial course compared to 47% of Hispanic students, 34% of white students and 30% of Asian students. However, there was no meaningful difference between female and male students. The highest remediation rates were among students from Lafayette and Lee counties (76% and 72%). The lowest were those from Grant, Scott and Lonoke counties (all 33% or 34%).

Notes about the data

Assignment to remedial coursework is based on whether students meet a cut-off score of 19 on the ACT exam (or the equivalent on the ASSET, SAT, or COMPASS tests) in English, mathematics and reading. Data is reported by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education based on students' performance in the fall of their first year. Therefore 2016 data is for students who entered college or university in the fall of 2016. The rate reported is for all first-year students across all institution types.

Due to a lack of national standardized data on remedial education enrollment, no state or national comparison is possible.

Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Remediation Rate

Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Remediation Rate by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHawaiian/Pacific IslanderHispanicWhite

Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Remediation Rate by Gender

Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Maintaining
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable