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M I L L I O N R E A S O N S W H Y
Million ReasonsWhy
SVCC Joined “Million Reaso s Why”
Statewide Campaign
SVCC knows there are a million reasons why community colleges are the
place to start higher education. That is why the College joined many
others to support the Illinois Community College Board’s
AMillion
Reasons Why
print and social media campaign.
What reason did SVCC join? There are nearly a million students per year
educated through Illinois community colleges, millions of alumni who
attended colleges and millions of reasons why employees, students and
community members chose community colleges as a place to be educated
and to work.
To show support, employees appeared in
A Million Reasons Why
t-shirts
for a photo opportunity during in-service, on the first day of the spring
semester and several special college events thereafter to promote the
importance of education to students and the community.
Fun Facts about Illinois
Community Colleges:
48
Colleges in 39 Districts across
the state
3
rd largest community college
system in America
65%
of undergraduates in Illinois
attend one of our colleges
(
community colleges receive
12%
of Illinois higher education
funding)
1,000,000
students per year are
enrolled in our courses
Earning an associate degree
from an Illinois community
college adds $540,000 in
lifetime earnings
The average tuition & fees are
only $3,100 a year at Illinois
Community Colleges
As major employers and
business entities, Illinois
community colleges generate
billions of dollars in local sales
and wages and more
than 55,000 jobs
Nine out of 10 Illinois
community college graduates
live, work, pay taxes, and raise
their families in Illinois;
two-thirds have stayed in
the community college district
where they received their
training.
Nearly 89 percent of the
state’s recent community
college occupational graduates
are either working or pursuing
additional education.
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ICCB “A Million Reasons Why,” 2013