Sonny Perdue says Georgia must sell value of college degree

New chancellor says recruitment and retention are key, especially as several of the state's universities report a less than 50% graduation rate.

University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue said its schools must find more ways to recruit students and help them graduate as it faces a projected enrollment decline in a few years.

One recruitment strategy could be encouraging adult learners to seek degrees or certificates through some of its online programs, the former two-term governor told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in his first interview since becoming chancellor earlier this month.

He also suggested having more advisers work one-on-one with struggling students.

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