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Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the Illinois Board of Higher Education is the coordinating body for the state's systems of college and universities including: nine public universities on 12 campuses; 39 community colleges on 48 campuses; 104 independent not-for-profit colleges and universities; 15 independent for-profit institutions; and 26 out-of-state institutions. IBHE also oversees 213 private business and vocational schools, along with 79 extension campuses. Private business and vocational schools are privately owned/operated and educate students who have a high school degree or equivalent in preparation for a trade, vocation, or profession.

The IBHE Board is comprised of 16 members, ten of which are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. One member each of a public university governing board and of a private college/university board is appointed by the Governor. Also serving are the chairman of the Illinois Community College Board; the chairman of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; and two student members. One of the 10 appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate must be a faculty member at an Illinois public university.


New Program Inventory Search Tool

The Program Inventory contains information about currently approved degree and certificate programs

New Resource for Educators

University of Illinois Launches Website for Educators Teaching Birth Through 12th Grade Remotely

COVID-19 and frequently asked questions by college students

IBHE staff has developed a compilation of links to resources for students that focus on topics such as time management, strategies for e-learning, and maintaining connectivity.

Remote Learning Webinars

Best Practices for Postsecondary Administrators Transitioning to Remote Learning

Best Practices for Postsecondary Faculty Transitioning to Remote Learning

Developmental Education Joint Advisory Council

Learn more about developmental education reform in Illinois.

IAI and Amended Course Grading

IBHE and ICCB have issued an FAQ on the amended Illinois Articulation Initiative Act to require acceptance of courses with a pass / credit / satisfactory determination for the purposes of transfer and fulfilling prerequisite requirements.

Thought Paper on Institutional Closure

A State Perspective on Consumer Protection in the Changing Higher Education Landscape: Practical Steps and Recommendations in Cases of Institutional Closure...

Next IBHE Board Meeting:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Malcolm X College if conditions allow
Format will be evaluated due to health and safety issues