Independent colleges bring value to Illinois

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These are trying times for higher education in Illinois and around our country. Colleges and universities must continue to provide higher quality educational opportunities for more students with limited resources and help students afford college without going too far into debt.

Illinois’ independent colleges and universities are stepping up to meet the challenge, and the results are encouraging.

The Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities represents nearly 60 private, nonprofit institutions around the state. Many of these schools are small and provide students a unique educational experience, specialized to their interests and geared to help them move along their chosen career path with great success.

Our latest annual report to Gov. Pat Quinn and state legislators spells out the challenges our members and all higher education institutions face in Illinois, and how time and time again, federation colleges and universities are providing real value to students, families and taxpayers across our state.

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