Illinois is offering a new tool for students and their parents to plan for college.
The tool is a website and app called ILCollege2Career. It takes data from Illinois universities and matches it with how likely someone is to find a job in a given field — and how much that job might pay.
It’s meant to be a one-stop shop for students looking for the perfect school for their major. The catch is that there’s only data on Illinois schools. It’s aimed at keeping homegrown students in-state.
Even with that geographic limitation, Springfield High School senior Zaire Harris says it’s useful.
"It’s giving you that first step in the door of what your future’s going to hold," Harris said.
More than a hundred Illinois colleges and universities — almost all of them — contributed data.