Georgia Tech will increase its graduation rate for the coming academic year by 15%, its first increase in four years.
The university announced Thursday that it will increase the graduation rate to 80% from 75% this coming academic term.
The increase will help ensure Georgia Tech graduates more than 2,000 students for every student.
Georgia Tech is the largest employer in the state, and the university will receive about $1.8 billion from the federal government to cover expenses for students.
The announcement comes on the heels of the death of Georgia Tech professor John McAfee in a plane crash in the Philippines.
The university said he was a “deeply beloved professor” and will be missed by many.