Saturday, September 8, 2007

Class Sizes

For a typical year's worth of tuition (full course loads - five courses - for two of three semesters - I, like most, work during the summer), I pay $2,550.

This is substantially lower than what likely any student reading this pays. However, let me list my class sizes:
S={3,5,6,8,39}

This, I suspect, is also considerably better than what many students get. Which worries me, because I think the focus is too much on maintaining acceptable class sizes and less on other useful uses of funds, like research. Or attracting better professors. Etc. In the long run, I don't think small class sizes determine the success of universities that desire to be more than liberal arts colleges.

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