• Reports and Briefs

    Reports and Briefs

The report is a meta-analysis that draws from public data and published studies to highlight trends that have broad implications in Illinois, where nearly half of high school graduates are low-income and over 40 percent are black or Latino. The data paints a grim picture of the achievement gaps between rich and poor.

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There is real opportunity in Illinois for policy leaders committed to improving postsecondary success, to champion targeted strategies and innovative models that increase college access and completion, particularly for low-income and first generation students, and students of colo

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Illinois has responded to changing student demographics and trends, in part, by formalizing a robust transfer system in state policy. As a result, Illinois is now the leader in bachelor’s degree completion for students who begin at a community college.

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