Grade Inflation - case Whitepaper 2023
Which US universities and subjects show the highest improvements in grades? Grade inflation refers to a trend where the average grades awarded to students improve over time, without an increase in actual academic achievement. A trend that has been observed at many American universities since the 1960s and has reached astonishing new heights in recent years.
For this evaluation, data was collected from more than 335 million American university students. Nearly 700 American universities have provided case with information regarding their yearly course grade distributions between 2015 and 2021 in a variety of subjects.