A Letter from the Executive Director Dear ILEA Partners, Welcome to another new academic year that, paired with the colorful change of the seasons here in the Midwest,...read more
Sharing PCC’s analyses of local, state, and federal policies impacting college access and success, insights from higher education leaders on equity-centered plans and practices, and student perspectives about the urgent need for greater college access and affordability to support them realizing their career aspirations.
Graduating DePaul University Senior Jane Andrews shares her experience navigating college during COVID-19 and shares why greater investment in MAP grants will benefit many more student journeys—especially after...read more
For the first time in two years, higher education institutions across Illinois and the U.S. are returning to celebrating their graduating seniors at in-person ceremonies. As students and...read more
Josh Wyner, Executive Director of the College Excellence Program at The Aspen Institute, and Lisa Castillo Richmond, PCC’s Managing Director, discuss their collaboration through the Aspen/PCC Equity Academy...read more
In his 2021 budget address, Governor Pritzker continued to break from his predecessors in ensuring that our state’s higher education system does not sink further into a quagmire...read more
We estimate that public colleges and universities could have enrolled 30,000 additional students throughout the past two recessions alone had it just maintained funding for colleges and student...read more