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Nationwide Data: Illinois Public Universities Cost More, Graduate Fewer

College in Illinois is becoming more expensive on average, and fewer students are graduating from the state’s large public universities. That’s according to a decade’s-worth of federal education data.

Peter D’Amato of education news outlet The Hechinger Report helped put the data together for an online tool called Tuition Tracker. Among other things, the tool tracked the net price of schools across the country since 2009. Since then, average student costs to attend some of Illinois’ largest public universities have gone up.

D’Amato says it highlights the problems Illinois higher ed has faced for years.

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