I’m not surprised or shocked that only three out of 10 student who start college with the HOPE Scholarship keep it the entire time they’re in school, as reported today by the AJC.
Nor is it unexpected that the University of Georgia boasts the highest rate of retention, with 60.9 percent of the students on the merit-based scholarship maintaining it throughout college. UGA has its pick of the state’s brightest students. I would bet that it also has the state’s most affluent students as academic performance tracks with socio-economics. Children of college graduates outperform children of high school graduates.