College grades keep rising, complains Stuart Rojstaczer, a retired Duke University professor.
The new analysis found that the average grade-point average at private colleges rose from 3.09 in 1991 to 3.30 in 2006. At public colleges and universities, the increase was from 2.85 to 3.01 over the same time period. The study also examines — and seeks to refute — the idea that students are earning better grades simply because they are better prepared. The greatest increases in grades appear to be coming at flagship public universities in the South and at selective liberal arts colleges.
At Brown, a majority of grades are A’s.
Community colleges are the exception: Instructors give plenty of C’s, D’s and F’s.
See GradeInflation.com for more, including graphs.