Does anyone know of any method of quantitatively evaluating a college degree? To illustrate the question, how would one compare, say, a degree in electrical engineering from Penn State with a degree in Ethnic Studies from Yale? The "good" evaluation system would take into account, as a minimum: The relative competitiveness of the college, The academic rigor of the college major, Grades vs. The same - school average (some schools inflate grades). It seems to me that these are all things that could be quantified. What is the average SAT score of admitted freshmen? What is the ratio of applicants to accepted students? SAT scores of students with the same major. Grades are obtainable, provided individual names are not divulged. Does anybody do this?