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University of Illinois Springfield has enjoyed a long history of helping transfer students find pathways to degree completion. These pathways have led many students across central Illinois and beyond to meet career goals, improve quality of life, and increase educational attainment. Setting a New Year’s resolution to consider a degree completion opportunity is a great way to usher in 2022.

Two out of three jobs demand at least some level of college education according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. The National Center for Education Statistics reported that the median earnings of those with a bachelor’s degree were 57% higher than the earnings of individuals who have completed a high school degree.

University of Illinois Springfield provides strong support for transfer students through award-winning academic programs, financial aid counseling, advising, and career services.

As the No. 1 public regional university in Illinois and No. 4 in the Midwest (2020, 2021, 2022), the University of Illinois Springfield takes great pride in assisting transfer students with understanding how to finance a college education. In 2021, the university was recognized as No. 5 in the Midwest for students graduating with the least amount of college debt. Alums from the University of Illinois Springfield comprise 28% of the college-educated workforce residing in Springfield. 

There are several opportunities for adult learners to take charge of their college processes while working toward their degree completion goals.

For Dr. Vickie Cook's five resolutions for becoming a successful transfer student, read this entire article on The State Journal-Register.

The article appeared on Jan. 16, 2022.