Precollege Milestones

Completion of Developmental Mathematics Course Requirements: Nevada

Percentage of Nevada Community College students who completed developmental mathematics course requirements within two years, by race/ethnicity and age: 2006

What Is Measured?

Percentage of Nevada Community College students who completed the developmental mathematics requirements within two years

Who Is Counted?

Students entering Nevada Community Colleges for the first time in fall 2006

What It Tells Us

Some 75 percent of White students, 61 percent of African American students, 69 percent of Hispanic students, and 76 percent of Other race students in Nevada Community Colleges who enrolled in a developmental mathematics course during their first academic year completed the developmental mathematics requirements within two years.

Why It's Important

Most beginning community college students must complete at least one developmental education course in mathematics or English (reading, writing, or both), and many must complete multiple courses in one or more subjects. Completing the highest-level developmental course in a subject is the final precollege milestone and is often required to transfer to a four-year institution or to earn a certificate or associate degree.

About the Data

Race/ethnicity: Other includes Asian; American Indian or Alaska Native; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Race categories exclude Hispanic/Latino origin unless specified.

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