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    Illinois is among the national leaders in the rate of bachelor’s degree completion among transfer students from community colleges...

    Illinois public colleges substantially outpace the national averages for six-year graduation rates.

    • This was calculated using Table 1, Six-Year Outcomes for Students Who Started at Four-Year Public Institutions, by Original State from the report referenced below.
    • Shapiro, D., Dundar, A., Wakhungu, P., Yuan, X., Nathan, A., and Hwang, Y., A. (2017, March). Completing College: A State-Level View of Student Attainment Rates (Signature Report No. 12a). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. https://nscresearchcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/Signature12aTables.xls

    ...Illinois has a robust higher education system that produces more bachelor’s degree with prior community college enrollment that the other national leaders.

    • The ‘other national leaders’ is a reference to the national leaders established in Jenkins and Fink (2016) study. However, the information in the graphic is from the National Student Clearinghouse (2017) data snapshot immediately below.
    • National Student Clearinghouse (2017). NSC Data snapshot: Percentage of 2015-16 bachelor’s degree earners at four-year institutions with previous enrollments at two-year public institutions. State-level Table. Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. https://nscresearchcenter.org/snapshotreport-twoyearcontributionfouryearcompletions26/

    Illinois public universities produce more degrees relative to the number of students enrolled than their peers and perform substantially better than the national average.

    Most undergraduate students served by Illinois institutions, particularly the public colleges, are Illinoisans.

    Illinois public universities are among the national leaders in completion rates for adult leaders, second only to Virginia.

    • This was calculated using Table 7, Six-Year Outcomes for Students over Age 24 at First Entry Who Started at Four-Year Public Institutions, by Original State in the report referenced below.
    • Shapiro, D., Dundar, A., Wakhungu, P., Yuan, X., Nathan, A., and Hwang, Y., A. (2017, March). Completing College: A State-Level View of Student Attainment Rates (Signature Report No. 12a). Herndon, VA: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. https://nscresearchcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/Signature12aTables.xls

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