Daniels weighs in on grade inflation at Purdue

Grade inflation at Purdue University (WLFI).
Grade inflation at Purdue University (WLFI).

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue President Mitch Daniels weighs in on possible grade inflation at Purdue University.

As News 18 previously reported, data shows students are studying less and getting better grades than in the past.

Over a 20-year period, the grade point average increased from 2.8 to 3.8.

Daniels said other data shows coursework is more rigorous now.

He credits students coming to college more prepared and the university’s mission to help students do well.

“We’re very committed to student success now,” said Daniels. “We want students to progress more surely. We want fewer to fail. We want, therefore, grades to get better, but for the right reasons and not because we’ve relaxed our rigor.”

Daniels said the University Senate is still looking into the possibility of grade inflation.

In the meantime, he said Purdue will continue its dedication to student success.