The Approaching University Degree Bubble

There has been a great deal of recent hand-wringing about falling university entry scores that have accompanied the government drive to increase the number of students graduating from our universities. Greg Craven of the Australian Catholic University is right to point out, in a recent Australian opinion piece, that many published entry scores are fudged: by allowing students into courses in ways that maintain the published entry score, by creating boutique courses to generate inflated entry scores for the university and so on. These games work for universities because in a world of imperfectly informed students and parents the entry…

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