College Degrees, Designed by the Numbers

College Degrees, Designed by the Numbers | Marc Parry | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 18 July, 2012

Campuses are places of intuition and serendipity: A professor senses confusion on a student’s face and repeats his point; a student majors in psychology after a roommate takes a course; two freshmen meet on the quad and eventually become husband and wife. Now imagine hard data substituting for happenstance.

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