Just 15 and 16, brothers earn college degrees quickly, cheaply — and in unusual fashion

On the surface, the academic achievements of Kamal and Shashi Yerra — 15- and 16-year-old brothers from Fort Mill, S.C., who soon will have two bachelor’s degrees and three master’s degrees between them — come off as extraordinary.

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Shashi Yerra earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at age 15 in June 2019, on the same day his younger sibling was awarded an identical degree, from the same school, at age 13. Since then, Shashi has been working toward his master’s degree, while Kamal has thrown himself into additional studies, earning a master’s in information systems security in August; on Monday, he will graduate yet again, this time with an MBA.

How rare is something like this?

“Kamal,” claimed their father, Ravi Yerra, in the email he sent

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