Delawaregoestocollege_College_Success_Report_01Increasing college completion begins with increasing college enrollment — and Delaware is making strides on that front.

In 2014, 60 percent of Delaware public high school graduates enrolled in college immediately after graduation. And thanks to initiatives like the Delaware Higher Education Office’s Getting to Zero, which provides college-ready high school students with guidance and supports to pursue higher education, this percentage is sure to increase in the coming years.

Unfortunately, not all Delaware students who enroll in college are prepared to take college-level courses.

However, nearly half of all Delaware students graduating high school today and enrolling in Delaware colleges are not prepared to successfully complete a college-level course. These numbers are significantly worse for students of color, students with special needs, English language learners (ELLs), and students who are from low-income families. While the state trends have shown some promise since 2014 when Delaware ran its initial remediation report on the Class of 2012, some populations of students are still significantly unprepared for college-level courses. Review the entire report.