Increase in MAP and Funding for Common Application Support Increased Access, Diversity and Equity SPRINGFIELD— Despite budget woes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker recommended several increases for programs to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in his budget address. State higher... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Board of Higher Education today approved a fiscal year 2022 budget that increases funding to support its continuing efforts to help close equity gaps in higher education outcomes. The budget proposal is $2.141 billion and would reflect a 4.5 percent ($92... Read More.
As part of Illinois' commitment to improving quality, equity and access to education, Governor Bruce Rauner and Secretary of Education Beth Purvis today met with students taking part in the Lead Higher Initiative at Belleville West High School. Illinois is the first state... Read More.
This month, 13 of Illinois’ metropolitan (metro) areas experienced declines in their over-the-year unemployment rates and one was unchanged. Eight of the metro areas had increases in nonfarm jobs and six reported declines, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of... Read More.
Senator-Elect Dale Fowler visited the Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg campus on Monday, Nov. 21, to learn more about the college, its programs and its students’ needs. After meeting with faculty and administrators, he was given a tour of campus, visiting the Diesel Technology... Read More.
The Southeastern Illinois College Board of Trustees met Tuesday night in the Rodney J. Brenner Board Room to discuss many positives of the college in the ‘new normal’ of higher education in Illinois. More high school students chose to attend SIC than last... Read More.
Senator Pat McGuire (D-43), met with college officials and trustees on Oct. 4 at Southeastern Illinois College during a tour of area colleges. The senator, who is the chairperson for the Illinois Higher... Read More.
Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates Metropolitan Area June 2016 June 2015 Over-the-Year Change Bloomington 5.4% 5.0% 0.4 Carbondale-Marion 6.1% 6.1% 0.0 Champaign-Urbana 5.3% 5.4%
Springfield, IL – To ensure critical funding for universities and community colleges, and students who receive Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants, State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) are pushing a comprehensive, affordable proposal that is paid for and will... Read More.