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A THRIVing ILLINOIS

Higher education has always been a path to a better future, for individuals, communities, and the entire state of Illinois.
The challenge of the next decade is to focus on creating broad paths to a prosperous future for every learner, leader,
and community that we engage. We can do this with a commitment to a higher education ecosystem that
reinforces equity, sustainability, and growth. That’s the vision of a thriving Illinois.

NEWS STORIES


For a good introduction to the strategic plan, please see these
news stories that include insight from IBHE Chair John Atkinson.

Chicago Tribune     WGEM-TV, Quincy

HIGHER EDUCATION IN ILLINOIS...


Educates nearly
775,000
students annually

Employs approximately
165,000
people across the state

Represents more than
$50 billion annual impact
on the state's economy.