Class size 2018?

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  1. Phildog

    Phildog Member

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    I have heard that the class size is going to be bigger this year, is this true?
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    USAFA/RRS has yet to make that determination and I'm "guessing" that they won't know until around February/March 2014. They're going to have to see what the attrition rate is of 2017 after the first semester, and all the other classes too.

    Then they'll project the graduation size of 2014...and then they'll say: "So, with ALL that figured out to the best of our guesstimation...how many can we add to be at or under the legally mandated maximum?"

    "Betting odds" say about as many as they have in 2017...give or take a few.

    Steve
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  3. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    We had a pretty good attrition rate. We shall see what that does to the incoming class size. At any rate, it probably messed it up from what it was last year. I bet the incoming class size will be smaller, but if they do the same stuff during BCT, the attrition rate will remain low.

    It will also mean a higher cadre/basic ratio. Not sure how good that will be for the new basics...
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    "...we had a pretty good attrition rate..."

    I assume you mean a small rate?

    (This from a guy whose class started with 1,508 and graduated @ 956.) :eek:

    Steve
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  5. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    Yes. 30 basics in 1st beast, 1 in jacks. Plus some rumblers.

    Pretty small. I also heard behavioral science got involved a week before BCT started and that had something do with it. Though I don't believe cadre was too happy with that change.
     

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