The postsecondary enrollment metrics captured in this dashboard include the percentage of students enrolled in any college, four-year universities, two-year community colleges, public institutions, private institutions, and trade/vocational schools.

This data set uses data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) for high school graduation. The National Student Clearinghouse captures data from more than 95% of institutions nationwide, and its data is commonly used across states.

The data used for this dashboard is sourced from the Illinois Report Card public data set. Students should only be counted once in the overall enrollment total, however, there are a few districts with enrollment discrepancies. As with any data measure, there are some limitations. (Source: Illinois Report Card, 2023)

Missing data within the dashboard can mean:

  1. the data is truly missing because the school or district did not report the information, or
  2. the value of the data is too small a number to report (i.e., less than 10).

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