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One Million Degrees

Joined in February 2007

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THE CHALLENGE: Half of Illinois public college students attend community college, but only one in four of them will graduate with a degree within three years. One Million Degrees (OMD) changes that.

THE SOLUTION: OMD is the only organization in Illinois and one of few in the country dedicated to providing comprehensive supports to community college students, accelerating their progress on career pathways to economic mobility.

OMD’s model, which combines academic, personal, professional, and financial supports, is changing the education landscape. According to early results from a randomized controlled trial conducted by the University of Chicago, OMD’s community college scholars are 47% more likely than their counterparts to continue from one semester to the next as a full-time student. To learn more about the study and our incredible scholars, click here.

After more than a decade of programming, OMD continues to expand the number of scholars it supports to be a catalyst for change in Chicago. OMD partners with 10 Chicago-area community colleges, serving 800 scholars and apprentices across the region in the 2018-2019 academic year.

THE CHALLENGE: Half of Illinois public college students attend community college, but only one in four of them will graduate with a degree within three years. One Million Degrees (OMD) changes that.

THE SOLUTION: OMD is the only organization in…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education

Location

  • 180 North Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60601

Current listings by One Million Degrees

JobsLocationDate Posted
Senior Manager of Corporate and Foundation RelationsChicago, ILMarch 1, 2021
Scholar Recruitment CoordinatorChicago, ILFebruary 22, 2021
Director of People and Culture (HR) - One Million DegreesChicago, ILFebruary 15, 2021

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