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
High School Graduation


Performance Measures Public
Agenda Baseline
Year 2 2018
Year 10
Benchmarks
Ethnic/Racial Groups: High School Graduates.  Eliminating the gap between white and minority graduates.

Gap of 15.0 %

Gap of 15.0% No Gap
  • Five best-performing states and
  • Selected competitor/ neighboring U.S. states

 

Points of Interest

Illinois Attainment Rates

  • While 87 of every 100 white students graduate from high school, just 6 in 10 Hispanic and African American students leave high school with a diploma.  (Figure 1.5)
  • The gap between whites and minority adults with high school diplomas has not changed for Illinois; the gap is 15.0 percent (the difference between 92.9 percent of whites and 77.9 percent of minorities with diplomas).  (Figure 1.6)

  • The Illinois gap between whites and minorities with high school diplomas is larger than the national average and 33 states have a smaller gap than Illinois.  (Figure 1.7)

Figure 1.5. Percentage of Illinois 9th graders graduating four years later by race/ethnicity, baseline year in gray shadow and current year.
Figure 1.5. Percentage of Illinois 9th graders graduating four years later by race/ethnicity, baseline year in gray shadow and current year.

Illinois in Comparison to Selected States

Figure 1.6. Percent of adults 18-34 with a high school diploma – gaps between whites and minorities for the five best-performing states, four high population states, five surrounding states, Illinois, and U.S. Lowest gap is the best.
Figure 1.6. Percent of adults 18-34 with a high school diploma gaps between whites and minorities for the five best-performing states, four high population states, five surrounding states, Illinois, and U.S. Lowest gap is the best.

Gaps Between Whites and Minorities

Figure 1.7. Percent of adults 18 to 34 with a high school diploma - gaps between whites and minorities. Lowest gap is the best.
Figure 1.7. Percent of adults 18 to 34 with a high school diploma - gaps between whites and minorities. Lowest gap is the best.

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