Unless otherwise noted in a specific report, the AACRAO member institution size, type and control categories are based on the following definitions and sources: 
The enrollment value used to delineate the institution's size category is defined as full-time enrollment plus 1/3 of part-time enrollment and is based on the enrollment reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 
Institution type and control values are also defined by and verified through NCES criteria.

2017 Grades and Grading Practices in U.S. Higher Education

  • Grades/Grading
  • Registration & Records
  • Research
  • Transfer

This is the fifth iteration of a grades and grading practices publication by AACRAO. The previous versions in 1971, 1982, 1992, and 2004 were produced in a book for purchase format.

This is the fifth iteration of a grades and grading practices publication by AACRAO. The previous versions in 1971, 1982, 1992, and 2004 were produced in a book for purchase format. AACRAO has decided to release this and future versions as a report free to all members. The 2017 edition contains the data from two surveys: one on graduate and/or professional level grading practices and another on undergraduate practices.