Nearly every other college-bound Ill. graduate heads out of state

March 14, 2019 | Illinois News Network

Nearly one out of two public school graduates bound for a four-year university chose to leave Illinois rather than studying at an in-state institution, according to a new report.

The Illinois Board of Higher Education released its annual student out-migration report Tuesday. In 2017, 48.4 percent of students who graduated from a public school in Illinois that enrolled in a four-year college chose one outside of the state. That’s up nearly two percentage points from the fall of 2016.

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