Percentage of North Carolina Community College students who completed the developmental course requirements within two years
Students entering community colleges in North Carolina for the first time in fall 2006
Some 50 percent of North Carolina Community College students who enrolled in developmental courses during their first academic year completed the developmental requirements in those subjects within two years.
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.