ERIC Number: ED452780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Higher Education Annual Report, May 2001.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report presents information about the state of higher education in Illinois. Higher education entered the year 2000 with a full agenda and ended it as the top-rated system of higher education in a new national report card, "Measuring Up 2000" (National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education). Illinois received "A's in three of the six categories covered by the report: preparation for college, participation in college, and affordability." College completion rates warranted only a C+, and benefits derived by the state from higher education received a B-. Illinois was granted an incomplete in student learning because of a lack of comparable data to evaluate states. In 2000, Illinois was guided in its efforts to improve higher education by eight goals that paralleled the categories of performance of the national report card. This report also contains a profile of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and its "Illinois Commitment: Partnerships, Opportunities, and Excellence," a strategic plan to guide colleges and universities for the next century. A profile of higher education as a whole in Illinois shows that fall 2000 enrollments totaled 739,143 at public and private universities and colleges, a 0.6% increase over 1999. Most of the degrees awarded were bachelor's degrees, and the top major was business/management, followed by education. Information is also provided about educational finance and teacher salaries in Illinois. Charts contain brief profiles of the public universities, community colleges, urban community colleges (Chicago area), independent colleges and universities, and urban independent colleges and universities (Chicago area). (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois