July 14, 2011 2 Comments
Been to college lately, say within the last 10 years? Did you get something less than an ‘A’? If you answered yes, you’re one of the few not receiving inflated A’s at the college level, according to a recent report by the New York Times. A recent study of 200+ four-year colleges and universities (both public and private) found that 43% of letter grades given were of the ‘A’ variety. Coming in a close second was ‘B’ (at 30%). According to the study’s authors Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy, this is a 12% increase in the ‘A’ grade in the last 20 years, and a 28% increase in A’s awarded back in the 1960s.