One Million Degrees

One Million Degrees empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life. Formerly the Illinois Education Foundation, One Million Degrees was founded in 2006 by a group of social entrepreneurs who understood the specific challenges facing a uniquely overlooked student population - community college students. One Million Degrees believes that when given a solid system of support, every student has the ability to reach his or her full personal and professional potential.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|90.27 Score


(4/4)|91.74 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(3/4)|89 Score



Headquarter Address

180 North Wabash
Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60601