CPS Partnering with Universities, Colleges to Increase Completion Rates for CPS Graduates

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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced Tuesday that it is partnering with leaders in higher education to form
the Chicago Higher Education Compact, a collaboration dedicated to developing solutions to increase college enrollment, persistence and completion for CPS graduates, with the goal of increasing the college graduation rate for CPS students to 60 percent by 2025.

A report by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (CCSR) reveals that an estimated 14 percent of ninth-graders in CPS will earn a four-year college degree within ten years of starting high school, up from just eight percent in 2006. The District has solicited the top colleges and universities attended by CPS graduates to join the Compact. So far, the District has received commitments from colleges and universities, including, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Moraine Valle Community College, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, University of Illinois-Chicago, to name a few.

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