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Reinvention - One Purpose, Four Goals

The purpose of Reinvention has always been to drive greater degree attainment, job placement, and career advancement. We must ensure our students are prepared to move into further higher education and that they have the skills for jobs in the 21st century. We believe there is no other institution better positioned to become an economic engine for the City of Chicago.     

The four core goals of Reinvention have remained the same since the initiative’s inception in 2010:     

  • Increase the number of students earning college credentials of economic value
  • Increase the rate of transfer to Bachelor’s degree programs following CCC graduation
  • Drastically improve outcomes for students needing remediation
  • Increase number and share of ABE/GED/ESL students who advance to and succeed in college-level courses


Reforms implemented through Reinvention have delivered major progress towards these goals. For instance, City Colleges’ graduation rate has more than doubled, more students are earning certificates and degrees each year, and more adult education students are moving into college-level courses. 

Gains Since Reinvention Began
​Since the start of Reinvention, City Colleges of Chicago has seen a marked improvement in multiple areas ​including*:

*Reinvention numbers based on FY2015 statistical data

For a complete breakdown of the statistical progress under Reinvention, view the latest City Colleges of Chicago Statistical Scorecard.


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