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Shawnee Community College has a new interim president.

The Ullin-based community college has named Kathleen Curphy as its new leader.

A new report from the Illinois Board of Higher Education shows high school graduates are continuing to flock to out of state colleges.

In 2017, nearly half of college-bound graduates headed to four-year schools in states like Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin.

lllinois has historically ranked second in the nation when it comes to high school graduates leaving the state to go to college. But there's good news for a certain set of students who opt to stay.

 

New data released by the state Board of Higher Education shows Illinois is tops in the nation for getting students who start out at community college through to a bachelor's degree.

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Governor Bruce Rauner joined Japan's Consul General to the Midwest at Rend Lake College for a workforce and education roundtable.

They were joined Wednesday by educational leaders, employers and economic development officials from southern Illinois.

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A preliminary report on college enrollment in Illinois shows a decline at all sectors of higher education.

The Illinois Eastern Community College district is being recognized for its work to provide educational opportunities within the field of manufacturing.
 
The Illinois Manufacturers' Association Education Foundation Thursday awarded the district 25-thousand dollars in scholarship funds.

Officials at Elgin Community College say as many as 20 layoffs are coming due to anticipated funding shortfalls due to the lack of an Illinois state budget.

An attempt to fund tuition grants for low-income students fell short Wednesday at the Illinois Capitol.

Republican Governor Bruce last month vetoed the funding measure, because he says it would have added to the state deficit.

After seven months without funding ... the Illinois legislature Thursday passed a proposal to pay for tuition waivers for low-income college students. It would also send money to community colleges. But, the political wrangling over this issue isn't finished.

Compensation for community college presidents will be limited by a new law, and the state’s public universities could be next.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System have reached a special agreement.

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Tuition payments could cease to exist for many of Illinois' community college students under a proposal from President Obama.