June 3, 2016 — NPREd’s Weekend edition takes an inside look into San Jose State University through the eyes of students and faculty. With a graduation rate of just 10 percent in four years, San Jose State is taking action by working with nearby K-12 schools and increasing access to a summer remediation program.

At San Jose State University, at least 36 percent of first-time freshmen are in need of remediation in math, English, or both, through the summer remediation program is limited to 60 students a year. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Summer Bridge, which provides a five-week intensive, on-campus curriculum of remedial and study skills, has had an 89 percent retention rate (or higher) across its last three cohorts and a 100 percent remediation completion among its participants, since its reintroduction in 2012. EOP participants progress as a cohort through their freshman year with enrollment in a first-year experience class and a year-long English 1A stretch course. At San Jose State, at least 36 percent of first-time freshmen are in need of remediation in math, English, or both, through the EOP is limited to 60 students a year. Read more about college readiness & student success at San Jose State here.


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