Valedictorians and salutatorians help raise the academic profile of the total student body and are retained at a very high level. Eighty-seven percent of high school valedictorians and salutatorians graduate in five years, according to Wright State.
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Wright State changed its criteria for valedictorians and salutatorians, making the high school grade point average requirement a minimum of 3.75 for both valedictorians and salutatorians scholarships, according to the school.
“All of the new students met or exceeded the required GPA, making this the largest incoming class of val/sal students and the largest total group of these highly qualified students in any given year,” said Mary Ellen Ashley, vice president for enrollment management.