The Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success - One Illinois

A Blueprint for the Future of Illinois

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Goal 1: Increase Educational Attainment
Adults Earning Degrees


Performance Measures Public
Agenda Baseline
Year 2 2018
Year 10
Benchmarks

Adults Earning Degrees.  Degrees awarded to adults age 18-49 as a proportion of population age 18-49 with no college degree.

 

(Amended measure to align with available data).

35.9 per 1,000

37.4 per 1,000 45.9 per 1,000
  • Five best-performing U.S. states; and
  • Selected competitor/ neighboring U.S. states

 

Points of Interest

Goal in 2018

  • Illinois ranks 12th in the nation with a rate of 37.4 undergraduate awards (certificates, associates degrees, and baccalaureate degrees) per 1,000 adults age 18-49 years. (Figures 1.15 & 1.16)

45.9 per 1,000. The goal is the midpoint between the best-performing and the fifth best-performing state.

Illinois in Comparison to Selected States

Figure 1.15. Undergraduate awards per 1,000 population age 18-49 with no college degree, baseline year and year two. Largest number is best.
Figure 1.15. Undergraduate awards per 1,000 population age 18-49 with no college degree, baseline year and year two. Largest number is best.

Illinois in Comparison to All States

Figure 1.16. Undergraduate awards per 1,000 population age 18-49 with no college degree, year two. Largest number is best.
Figure 1.16. Undergraduate awards per 1,000 population age 18-49 with no college degree, year two. Largest number is best.

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