Report: 1,444 Students Have Received El Dorado Promise Money

The El Dorado Promise, which today marks its seventh anniversary, has issued its 2014 annual report. You'll remember that the program, announced in 2007 and funded by Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado, gives El Dorado Public Schools graduates the chance to earn college degrees tuition-free. The brief report says that there have been 1,444 Promise scholarship recipients to date.

Other notable numbers:

  • 90 percent of the 2013 Promise-eligible class enrolled in college.
  • 91 percent of Promise college freshmen completed at least one year of college.
  • 62 percent have completed at least two years of college.

The report also includes figures on where Promise scholarship recipients have attended college. The report said 21 percent attended South Arkansas Community College; 17 percent attended Southern Arkansas University; 12 percent attended the University of Arkansas; and another 12 percent attended the University of Central Arkansas.

You can download the brief, two-page report here (PDF).