Chicago Collaborative for Undergraduate Success

Heeding President Obama’s call to increase college degree attainment rates, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has recently launched the Chicago Collaborative for Undergraduate Success. Led by Bette L. Bottoms, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Dean of the Honors College at UIC, and funded by a generous grant from an anonymous foundation, the Collaborative aims to increase undergraduate success in Chicago, with a particular focus on low-income students from Chicago Public Schools.

Within the Collaborative, leaders from Chicago institutions of higher education collect and share data related to undergraduate success, share successful initiatives, and implement evidence-based programs and policies to improve student success. Collaborative members are listed on the left.

By joining forces with our partner institutions in the Collaborative and grounding our approach in the best available data and research, we are confident we can increase the number of low-income students from Chicago who successfully complete a college degree.