Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Remediation Rate
Arkansas County46%
Ashley County42%
Baxter County30%
Benton County25%
Boone County24%
Bradley County71%
Calhoun County50%
Carroll County30%
Chicot County28%
Clark County51%
Clay County38%
Cleburne County36%
Cleveland County35%
Columbia County33%
Conway County40%
Craighead County34%
Crawford County26%
Crittenden County52%
Cross County42%
Dallas County68%
Desha County55%
Drew County34%
Faulkner County30%
Franklin County25%
Fulton County25%
Garland County33%
Grant County26%
Greene County34%
Hempstead County56%
Hot Spring County39%
Howard County34%
Independence County32%
Izard County21%
Jackson County40%
Jefferson County51%
Johnson County32%
Lafayette County53%
Lawrence County32%
Lee County50%
Lincoln County26%
Little River County36%
Logan County31%
Lonoke County35%
Madison County28%
Marion County34%
Miller County38%
Mississippi County38%
Monroe County67%
Montgomery County34%
Nevada County40%
Newton County30%
Ouachita County40%
Perry County29%
Phillips County51%
Pike County31%
Poinsett County39%
Polk County24%
Pope County31%
Prairie County45%
Pulaski County42%
Randolph County19%
Saline County31%
Scott County33%
Searcy County26%
Sebastian County22%
Sevier County21%
Sharp County36%
St. Francis County57%
Stone County17%
Union County49%
Van Buren County32%
Washington County28%
White County33%
Woodruff County49%
Yell County41%

Source: Arkansas Department of Higher Education





What does this measure?

The share of entering first-year students seeking an associate's degree or higher at an Arkansas public college or university who were placed and enrolled 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 2017, 31% of first-year students enrolled in a remedial course, down 4 percentage points from 2016. Racial and ethnic disparities were large, with 61% of black students taking a remedial course compared to 33% of Hispanic students, 24% of white students and 23% of Asian students. However, there was no meaningful difference between female and male students. The highest remediation rates were among students from Bradley, Dallas and Monroe counties (71%, 68% and 67%). The lowest were those from Stone and Randolph counties (17% and 19%).

Notes about the data

In past years, assignment to remedial coursework was based on whether students met 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. However, due to the July 2017 revision of the AHECB placement policy, assignment to remedial coursework is now determined by a student's academic institution's placement policy. Thus, beginning in 2017, remedial reporting is based on a student's actual enrollment in a remedial course and not just on test scores. Due to this reporting change, comparable data is not available prior to 2016.

Data is reported by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education based on students' performance in the fall of their first year. Therefore 2017 data is for students who entered college or university in the fall of 2017. 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