Study: A Quarter Of CPS Grads At Universities Transfer Home To Community College

Study: A Quarter Of CPS Grads At Universities Transfer Home To Community College

The number of Chicago Public School students enrolling in four-year universities has increased from 50 percent a decade ago to about 63 percent. But a new study shows that while a lot of students enroll in four year universities, as many as a quarter wind up transferring back to community colleges.

Juan Salgado, president of City Colleges of Chicago, says high schools really need to consider whether a student can make it at a university, and that it’s not just a question of academics, but also of financial realities.

The study was done by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research.