Number of Rabun County College Graduates Goes Up

The number of college graduates Rabun County produces has gone up over the past few years, according to a report from Robert Gallardo, a professor at Mississippi State’s Southern Rural Development Center.

In 1970, only 7 percent of people fro Rabun County that were over 25 years of age had college degree. That number went up to 25 percent in 2010.

That 2010 number of 25 percent for Rabun County was less than the national average of 28 percent. It is also less than the 2010 Georgia average of 27 percent; however, it is above the average of 15 percent for rural communities.

There are also some who have completed some education after high school but did not earn a college degree. The number for Rabun County was 7 percent in 1970, increasing to 25 percent in 2010.

The high school graduation rate in Rabun County is at 80 percent, which is just under the national average of 85 percent and the state average of 83 percent.