ERIC Number: ED467031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Higher Education Annual Report, 2002.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report presents information about the state of higher education in Illinois. In November 2000, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education issued the first National Report Card that gave Illinois an overall grade-point-average of 88.8, the best in the United States. Nevertheless, the state could not rest on its laurels, and 2001 and 2002 have been years of new initiatives focusing on college readiness and student access, persistence, and degree completion. These efforts have been complicated by a state budget crisis that causes legislators to ask higher education in Illinois to cut $25 million from fiscal year 2002 appropriations. The report details progress toward six goals identified in The Illinois Commitment, the states educational improvement plan. The report also contains a profile of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, outlining is statutory responsibilities, planning and policy development, budgeting and fiscal affairs, the grants program, aspects of program review, and information about the boards information systems. A profile of higher education as a whole in Illinois indicates that fall 2001 enrollment totaled 752,753 at 179 public and private colleges and universities. Most of the degrees awarded were bachelors degrees, and the top major was business/management. Charts contain information about public and private institutions. (Contains 15 figures and 2 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, College Graduates, College Preparation, Enrollment, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Paying for College, State Programs
For full text: http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/Board/Agendas/2002/August/AnnualReport2002.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois