Two Atlanta colleges will get federal education grants to help them boost retention and graduation rates.
The U.S. Department of Education announced Monday that Spelman College and Georgia State University will receive more than $11 million total toward those efforts.
Georgia State will get almost $9 million. The university has tracked all of its students for the last three years to see what factors cause some to drop out. GSU will work with other universities — in states like Arizona, Texas and Ohio -- to expand that research.