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A hypothetical university enrolls 100 students in its freshman class. Without fail, 10% of those students drop out during their first year. This university could accept an additional 40 students to take online courses only. These 40 students would get college credit at a significantly reduced cost. These students are going to be the diamonds in the rough. Then in their sophomore year, the highest performing students of the 40 could back fill the students that dropped out. At the end of that year, if students are not selected to start at this hypothetical university, they can always transfer their credits elsewhere.

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