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civilag08
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Depends on what classes you take ect... grad school classes, if you can hack it get decreased even among the crowd 50k+ of students at a large university. below that of 50 students...


Golfer
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Counts community colleges.


The USCe system has 4 two year schools in it's system that you are counting.


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theGarnetWay
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53,803 of that is from four year colleges


Yeah well you guys are lucky you don't have to share a state with filthy Clempson.


(FWIW I think their enrollment is just under 20,000)


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SunHog
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Auburn, unlike most, isn't looking to expand it's enrollment at all in the near future. They are sitting on that 25,000 number.

Good thread though.


Personal opinion.. 25-35k student population is the perfect number for a college. I've attended at both Arkansas, then 17,000 students and UCLA at 40,000 students.

Sweet spot is low 30's give you just a big enough college feel yet maintains intimate comfort without the cattle call.


Sig
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yep.. One thing I'll never forget because I transferred in after 1 year. A wall of grades 30 feet long. You were your student ID number. No one gave a shite if you didn't study or work hard. You fail, piss off.. there were 50 other kids begging to take your spot on campus, and they'd do the work.

Competition breeds success. A&M wasn't easy, and I doubt any of us would want it any other way.


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rpg37
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I feel schools are getting too large. It's just glorified HS. I taught at Miss. State and I just wonder how the hell so many got into college. Have the standards lowered? It's just too easy to get in. Schools are going into teaching the masses for an easy buck. So many Frosh classes are in huge setting (100+) and online: it's embarrassing.


TexasDJRock
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re: Size of each SEC schools enrollment
I think the Texas A&M system is around approximately 123k total.

I'm not sure of how many hopeful aggies attend Blinn in Bryan but I'm sure it is quite a few as well.


blacknblu
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123k - I suppose adding aTm WAS a pretty damn good move. Now you mofos had better spend some of that $$$ on tickets


theGarnetWay
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Schools are going into teaching the masses for an easy buck. So many Frosh classes are in huge setting (100+) and online: it's embarrassing.



I think the counter to that would be that in poor states (like a MS or an SC) that there is a legit effort by Universities to educate as much of the population as they can. In by doing so the more educated the population the better return the state and consequently the University has on its investment long term.



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SunHog
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re: Size of each SEC schools enrollment
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I feel schools are getting too large. It's just glorified HS. I taught at Miss. State and I just wonder how the hell so many got into college. Have the standards lowered? It's just too easy to get in. Schools are going into teaching the masses for an easy buck. So many Frosh classes are in huge setting (100+) and online: it's embarrassing.



Education bubble. It's no different than the housing bubble with the government pushing it. Separate topic for sure but relevant.

All we are doing is now making hard working educated kids spend more to get a Master's to set themselves apart from those who don't even deserve a Bachelor's degree.

Bachelor's have now become a high school diploma except the government isn't paying for the vast majority.


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and online:


If google has their way you'll be taking online classes with 500 students for each class. Lots of heavy debate about this subject. You reach the masses at a much cheaper cost but you provide zero hands on experience in a smaller learning environment. Great Forbes article on the subject.

$100 Graduate Degree
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Whereisomaha
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re: Size of each SEC schools enrollment
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I feel schools are getting too large. It's just glorified HS. I taught at Miss. State and I just wonder how the hell so many got into college. Have the standards lowered? It's just too easy to get in. Schools are going into teaching the masses for an easy buck. So many Frosh classes are in huge setting (100+) and online: it's embarrassing.

All MS public universities (OM, State, USM, Alcorn, Jackson State, Delta State, and MS Valley) all have to have the exact same acceptance requirements. According to the MS courts, it is racist for it to be tougher to get into OM than Alcorn State, so we all have the same acceptance policies. So yes it's easy to get into


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TheRig
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Personal opinion.. 25-35k student population is the perfect number for a college.
I'd agree whole heartedly. I feel like the amount around campus at Auburn right now is about perfect. Not too large and definitely not too small. You get a little bit of everything with 25K.


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TeLeFaWx
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Twice as many kids as Arkansas, but 9 times the population... So all else equal, your brand would be diluted at a rate 4 to 5 times as much as Aggieland. Which seems about accurate, imo, since Arkansas is a really shitty school.


TexasDJRock
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all4AU
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An interesting note is that Auburn really isn't looking to increase enrollment, as the university and city are basically at capacity. What this has done is make admission to Auburn much more competitive and selective.

Auburn is around 25K now, and was over 23K in 2005. Interestingly enough, 2005 was the year when Alabama's enrollment numbers really took off. 2005 was the first year that Alabama had a larger enrollment than Auburn since Harry Truman was president.


attheua
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What this has done is make admission to Auburn much more competitive and selective.


8 of 10 people that apply get into AU. If that's "competitive", you must not have been turning anyone away to begin with.


blacknblu
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re: Size of each SEC schools enrollment
Meh - just TeLeFaWx being TeLeFaWx



It really was an honest question


TexasDJRock
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What this has done is make admission to Auburn much more competitive and selective.



Definitely not trying to take a dig at Auburn or others because my grandfather and other family members went there, just basically at our high school in Texas Auburn would give a good amount of scholarship money to kids in the 40th to 70th percentile of the graduating class. Looking back at the kids who not only got in but got scholarship money it can't be too too selective.
This post was edited on 7/3 at 10:56 pm


TeLeFaWx
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Watching Alabama and Auburn fight over academics is like watching Harvard/Yale football.


TeLeFaWx
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