Enrollment in Developmental Courses, by Gender
Overall, women were slightly more likely than men to have taken a developmental course by 2016–17 (43.2 percent and 39.3 percent, respectively). This pattern occurred across all groups, with the exception of American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, and international students, among whom men were more likely to have taken a developmental course.
Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: 2020 Supplement
Chapter One: Pre-college Academic Experiences
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U.S. Department of Education, Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, BPS:12/17
Depicts whether students had enrolled in a remedial or developmental course since leaving high school through 2016-17. Developmental or remedial courses are designed to strengthen students’ skills in key subjects such as reading, writing, and math so they can be successful in college-level courses.
! Interpret with caution. Ratio of standard error to estimate is >30% but <50%.