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State Leaders

State education policy officials include the following:

Jim Applegate, Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education
Karen Hunter Anderson, Executive Director, Illinois Community College Board
Randy Dunn, President of Southern Illinois University
Timothy L. Killeen, President of University of Illinois System

Policy Highlights

State Attainment Goal: 60% of 25-64 year olds will have a college degree by 2025. Learn more about how states can “Set An Attainment Goal.” Also, find out more about Illinois’s attainment goal and see other states’ attainment goals.

Illinois’ Monetary Award Program (MAP) is a need-based grant program that includes credit hours as an eligibility requirement. Learn more about how states Implement Comprehensive Financial Aid.

Illinois publicly reports completion data for all of its public institutions and all of its private institutions. See 50-State Table on Completion Data and learn more about how states Measure Progress.

Stronger Nation State Attainment Data

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