Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
March 5, 2010
What's Happening to the Average GPA?
Are college students getting smarter? If you looked at the grades they are “earning,” you might assume the answer is yes. The average GPA in college is 3.1. At private schools, the norm is a 3.3 GPA. In contrast, the typical college student had an average GPA of 2.52 in the 1950s. In nearly every decade, the GPA has inched...