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FACT SHEET: The Cost Of Catching Up, State-By-State

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Across the country, millions of students enroll in college every year only to learn that they need to take classes that will not count toward their degrees because they cover material that they should have learned in high school. Remedial education is costing states and students millions of dollars each year — but there is a way to preempt these costs and ensure every student receives the education they deserve when they deserve it.

The Cost of Catching Up, a new report and initiative from Generation Progress and the Center for American Progress, outlines how remedial education contributes to the student debt crisis. The report focuses on the financial and educational costs of remedial education for students in college and most excitingly, includes new numbers on the cost of remediation for each of the fifty states, plus the District of Columbia. Check out how much students spend on remedial education in your state below.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Ready to take action? Email your legislators to tell them that they must do more to ensure all students receive the education they deserve — without taking on massive amounts of student debt.

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