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26 Illinois Schools Make Forbes' Top Colleges Ranking for 2016

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.08.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Twenty-six Illinois colleges made Forbes' ninth annual ranking of the best colleges and universities in the country. In collaboration with the Center...

Confusion for Students, Counselors as MAP Grants in Limbo for Second Straight Year

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.16.2017 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This is the time of year when high school seniors finalize their plans for college, including budgeting for the year to come. The Illinois budget imp...

Is Rauner Employing The Failed Vietnam Strategy On Higher Education?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.04.2017 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

OPINION "BENTRE, Feb. 7 (AP) -- 'It became necessary to destroy the town to save it,' a United States major said today. He was talking about the dec...

Illinois Politicians Hellbent On Destroying Higher Education

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.24.2017 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Our politicians appear to be hellbent on destroying our Illinois public colleges. If you have a child ...

Top 20 Colleges In Illinois, As Ranked By The Economist

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.25.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Economist has picked out its top colleges in the country for the first time ever- and the list of the best Illinois colleges may surprise you.

The Top 30 "Best Value" Colleges in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.06.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Whether you prefer the atmosphere of a small college town or bustling big city, Illinois has plenty of options for those looking to advance their educ...

Niche: The Top 7 Liberal Arts Colleges in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.02.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Seven Illinois colleges have been ranked as the state's best liberal arts schools for 2016, four of which are among the nation's Top 100. To come up ...

These 30 Colleges in Illinois Have the Highest Violent Crime Rates

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.23.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

How safe are Illinois' public and private colleges? Law Street Media recently published its campus crime rate data for 2015, which ranked hundreds o...

U.S. News & World Report Names 9 Universities in Illinois Among Best in Nation

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.22.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

On top of the metrics measured by U.S. News & World Report, finances, location, student life, areas of specialty, sports, student activities and many other factors must be considered before enrollment. But this list helps quantify a small portion of the variables facing future college students.

16 of the Best Community Colleges in Illinois Ranked by Wallethub

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.04.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The cost of four-year colleges is climbing, and many students and parents have therefore been looking at community colleges as a financially sound option. Illinois has some great community colleges, and they come at an affordable price.

5 Private Illinois Colleges With the Biggest Tuition Increases 2015-2016

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.24.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Difficulty arises for Illinois colleges that might rely on state funding For college students and their parents, the increases in tuition costs are b...

Illinois Colleges With the Best 'Value-Added'

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.04.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Some schools offer more value to students than others, even when those schools are similar based on traditional rankings standards. The Brookings Institution looked at colleges and universities in Illinois to determine their "value-added" -- how useful it is for a student to attend a particular school over a similar school.

These Colleges Are Minting Moneymaker Grads!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Choosing which college or university you want to spend the first four years of your independence (if you're lucky enough to get away from home) requires high schoolers to consider a lot of things at such a young tender age.

What Are the Smartest Colleges in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Certain colleges have prestige and rigorous admissions standards, but which colleges actually have the smartest students? Lumosity, an organization th...

Lizzie Schiffman

Doubling Student Loan Interest Rate Would Hit Illinois Hard, Data Shows | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 05.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- If Congress fails to renew a 2007 law that halved the interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford loans, Illinois students will be star...

No Foul Play Found In 2 ISU Students' Unrelated Deaths

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Two Illinois State University students were found dead in separate campus dormitories late Thursday and Friday. Autopsies performed F...

Relatives Of Lobbyists, Campaign Donors Got Lawmakers' Help To Enter U. Of I.

Chicago Tribune | Jodi S. Cohen, Stacy St. Clair and Todd Lighty, Chicago Tribune Reporters | Posted 02.25.2012 | Chicago

Politicians exerted their influence at the University of Illinois to boost admissions prospects for the relatives of lobbyists, fundraisers, a union l...

Let's Tie College Funding to Student Success

Sheila Simon | Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

We all know our state needs to have a more educated workforce. In this school year I am anticipating something new in higher education: performance funding, a way to reward good results.

Mary Mitchell Strikes Back, and Misfires

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

One way to sell newspapers is to get two columnists fighting. I don't pick fights. But I don't run from one either.