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The 'Other' College Scandal: Grade Inflation Has Turned Transcripts into Monopoly Money

Dave_BerryDave_Berry 492 replies2533 threadsCC Admissions Expert Senior Member
"... Consider these facts: A 50-plus-year nationwide study of the history of college grading finds that, in the early 1960s, an A grade was awarded in colleges nationwide 15 percent of the time. But today, an A is the most common grade given in college; the percentage of A grades has tripled, to 45 percent nationwide. Seventy-five percent of all grades awarded now are either A’s and B’s. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reported in 2013 that '66 percent of employers screen candidates by grade point average (GPA).'" ...

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