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UGA among only 6 teams in top 25 of football and retention rankings

UGA, which has spent the 2014 college football season ranked in the top 25, recently entered the top 25 in another important category: overall university student retention performance.

In a study published by Eduventures, a higher education research and consulting company, UGA was one of only six institutions in the nation to rank in the top 25 in both categories—with retention rate defined as the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduates who continue at that school the following year.

To determine the retention rate top-25 poll, Eduventures compared each Division I institution’s actual retention rate with a statistically predicted metric to estimate how it should perform based on academic, social, environmental and financial indicators.

UGA, which came it at No. 9 in the retention rankings, was joined only by Florida State, Ohio State, Texas A&M, the University of Southern California and UCLA as schools at the top of both the football and retention rankings.