In Chicago, Some For-Profits Yielding Higher Grad Rates

For-profit colleges are currently surpassing most community colleges and some state universities in graduation rates and per-pupil spending in Illinois, according to statistics provided by government and educational tracking organizations.

For example, the University of Phoenix has higher graduation rates than 26 community colleges in Illinois, and Chicago State University, along with various four-year colleges in Illinois, had an abysmal graduation rate of 2 percent recently, the data indicate.

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