Entitled Institutions

An entitled institution has aligned their coursework with specific credential benchmarks (based on state and national standards) and meets additional credential requirements through coursework. Students from entitled institutions completing aligned coursework are eligible for two years to apply for credentials that are recognized by the state of Illinois.

This chart lists all Gateways to Opportunity Entitled Institutions, including the credentials and levels they are entitled for and the corresponding year they became entitled.

 

Institution Name ECE   Credential 
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Black Hawk College Levels 2-4
2008
Levels 2-4
2008
Level I
2001
       
Bradley University Level 5
2014
Level 5
2015
         
Carl Sanburg College Levels 2-4
2014
           
Chicago State University Level 5
2008
Level 5
2015
Level II
2015
       
College of DuPage Levels 2-4
2012
  Level I
2015
       
College of Lake County Level 4
2014
Level 4
2014
Level I
2014
       
Columbia College     Level II
2004
       
Concordia University Levels 5 
2011
           
DePaul University Level 5
2011
Level 2
2011
         
Eastern Illinois University Level 5
2009
  Level II
2004
  Level 5
2014
Level 3
2014
 
Elgin Community College Levels 2-4
2012
  Level I
2002
       
Erikson Institute     Level III
2001
       
Frontier Community College Levels 2-4
2015
           
Governors State University Level 5
2009
Level 5
2009
Level II
2015
       
Harold Washington College Levels 2-4
2009
 Levels 2-4
2009
Level I
2009
    Levels 2 & 4
2014
 
Harper College Levels 2-4
2008
Levels 2-4
2008 
 Level I
2002
 Levels 2-4
2014
     
Harry S. Truman Levels 2-4
2014
Level 4
2015
Level I
2015
  Levels 2-4
2014 
   
Heartland Community College Levels 2-4
2008 
Levels 2-4
2008
         
Highland Community College Levels 2-4
2010
Levels 2-4
2010
Level I
2009
      Level 4
2014
Illinois Central College Levels 2-4
2014
           
Illinois State University  Level 5
2015
  Level II
2003
       
Illinois Valley Community College Level 2-4
2010
Level 4
2010
Level I
2002 
       
Joliet Junior College Levels 2-4
2008
Levels 2-4
2008
         
John A. Logan Community College Level 4
2016
  Level I
2002
       
John Wood Community College Levels 2-3
2015
Level 2
2015
         
Kankakee Community College Levels 2-4
2012
Level 2
2012
      Levels 2-4
2014 
 
Kaskaskia College Level 4
2014
           
Kendall College Levels 2-5
2010
Levels 2-5
2015
Level II
2002 
      Level 5
2014
Kishwaukee College Levels 2-4
2012
Level 2
2012
         
Lake Land College Levels 2-4
2012
Level 2
2012
    Levels 2-4
2014
   
Lewis University Level 5
2013
           
Lewis & Clark Community College Level 2 & 4
2010
Level 2
2014
 Level I
2014
       
Lincoln Christian University Levels 2-4
2009
Levels 2-4
2009
Level I
2009
       
Lincoln Land Community College Levels 2-4
2012
Levels 2-4
2015
 
Level I
2003
       
Lincoln Trail College Levels 2-4
2015
           
Loyola University Level 5
2014
Level 5
2014
         
Malcolm X College Levels 2-4
2014
           
McHenry County College Levels 2-4
2008
  Level I
2002
       
Millikin University Level 5
2011
Level 5
2011
      Level 5
2014 
 
Moraine Valley Community College  Level 4
2009
Level 4
2009
Level I
2009
       
Morton College Levels 2-4
2014
Level 4
2014
         

National Louis University 

Level 5
2008
Level 5
2008 
Level III
2000
Level 5
2014 
     
Northern Illinois University Level 5
2008
Level 5
2008 
 Level II
2010
       
Oakton Community College  Levels 2-4
2008
Levels 2-4
2008
Level I
2008
Levels 2-4
2014 
     
Olive Harvey College

Levels 2-4
2012

           
Olivet Nazarene University  Level 5
2012
Level 4
2012
         
Olney Central College Levels 2-4
2015
           
Parkland College       Levels 2-4
2014
     
Prairie State College Levels 2-4
2012
Level 2
2012
Level I
2013
       
Rasmussen College Levels 2-4
2013
Level 4
2013
Level I
2015
      Level 4
2014
Rend Lake College Levels 2-4
2008
Levels 2-4
2008
 Level I
2008
      Level 4
2014
Richard J. Daley College Levels 2-4
2014 
   Level I
2002
       
Richland Community College Levels 2 & 3
2013
Levels 2 & 3
2013
         
Rock Valley College Levels 2-4
2012
           
Rockford University Level 5
2011
Level 5
2011
   Level 5
2014
Level 5
2014
   
Roosevelt University Level 5
2012
Level 5
2014
        Level 6
2014
Sauk Valley Community College Levels 2-4
2015
           
Shawnee Community College Levels 2-4
2015
 
  Level I
2002
       
South Suburban College Level 2 & 3
2014
           
Southeastern Illinois College Levels 2-4
2011
Levels 2-4
2011
Level I
2001
       
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Level 5
2008
Level 5
2008
Level II
2012
  Level 5
2014
   
St. Ambrose University Level 5
2013
Level 5
2013
         
St. Augustine College Levels 2-4
2011
Levels 2-4
2011
 Level I
2016
Levels 2-4
2014 
     
St. Xavier University Level 5
2015
           
Triton College Levels 2 & 4
2009
Levels 2 & 4
2009
 Level I
2009
       
University of Illinois at Chicago Level 5
2010
        Level 5 
2014
 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Level 5
2016
           
Wabash Valley College Levels 2-4
2015
           
Waubonsee Community College Levels 2 & 4
2011
Levels 2 & 4
2011
Level I
2003
    Levels 2&4
2014 
 
Western Illinois University Level 5
2014
           
 

 

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