Enrollment Management > Enrollment Matters > Grant Creates Programs for Chicago IB Students
By Ashley Ford /
October 22, 2014 /
Posted in: Center for Access and Attainment, Partnerships /
A grant from the McGowan Charitable Fund enabled EMM’s Center for Access and Attainment to reach more than 1,500 International Baccalaureate (IB) students, teachers and administrators within Chicago Public Schools (CPS), building on DePaul’s more than decade-long partnership with the IB organization and Chicago schools.
The IB is a challenging curriculum designed to prepare students for admission to selective universities worldwide. DePaul attracts a large proportion of high-ability IB students from CPS, most of whom are from low-income and first-generation college families, and come from Chicago’s neighborhood high schools—yet have higher retention and graduation rates than other CPS graduates and DePaul freshmen as a whole.