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Self Sufficient Performance

​​Key Performance Indicators

Below are the 7 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Self-Sufficiency. The text for each gives basic information about each metric, and a visualization of the data can be found at the bottom of this page.

Self-Sufficient #1: Educational Attainment of the Population Aged 18-24

System of Record: American Community Survey, 1 year*

Update Schedule: Annual

Definitions: Educational attainment is measured as the highest amount or credential of education that an individual between 18 and 24 in Illinois has received.

Trends: The percentage of individuals without a High School education has declined over 25% between 2010 and 2016. All other attainment has remained relatively steady or slightly upward-trending, excepting Bachelor's Degree recipients, which increased 20% from 2010 to 2016.

Self-Sufficient #2: Educational Attainment of the Population Aged 25-64

System of Record: American Community Survey, 1 year*

Update Schedule: Annual

Definitions: Educational attainment is measured as the highest amount or credential of education that an individual between 25 and 64 in Illinois has received.

Trends: From 2008 to 2016, Illinois saw a decline in the share of working adults with less than high school or high school levels of education. More individuals achieved associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees, with some college, professional degrees, and doctoral degrees remaining flat.

Self-Sufficient #3: Median Earnings for Youth at Age 25

System of Record: American Community Survey, 1 year*

Update Schedule: Annual

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Self-Sufficient #4: Percentage of Individuals Receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) Who are Under 25

System of Record: IDES

Update Schedule: Quarterly

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Self-Sufficient #5: Percentage of UI Claimants under 25 Re-Employed in a Month and Retaining their Job for 2 Months

System of Record: IDES

Update Schedule: Quarterly

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Self-Sufficient #6: Percentage of Working Families with Children under 18 that are Low Income

System of Record: American Community Survey, 1 year*

Update Schedule: Annual

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Self-Sufficient #7: Student Loan Default Rate

System of Record: National Student Loan Data System

Update Schedule: Annual, with 2 year lag

Definitions: This averages, by school type, the percentage of students in a three year cohort that defaulted on their student loans. Data is from the National Student Loan Data System, maintained by the Department of Education.

Trends: The student loan default rate for Illinois schools fell from 2009 to 2014 as the economy recovered from the 2008 financial crisis and students were able to find employment to pay off their loans. This is in contrast to the national rate, which has remained mostly flat.

*Data from the ACS, where noted, is from the IPUMS database.
Steven Ruggles, Katie Genadek, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 7.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2017. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V7.0​.