A Sharper Measure of Graduation Rates

Efforts to make community colleges more accountable for the academic success of their students has led to a national change in the way data is collected.

Tulsa Community College freshman Zoey Radcliffe, center, looks at her notes while preparing for a final in her remedial math course. Thousands of Oklahomans take remedial college courses each year to relearn content they should have learned in high school.

Diploma in Hand, Many College-Bound Students Must Backtrack

Many high school graduates in Oklahoma arrive on college campuses and find out they aren’t ready to tackle math, science, reading or writing courses. They must take, and pay for, non-credit remedial classes to learn content they should have learned earlier.