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Building a model to reimagine higher education

Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago is rethinking the way students access higher education with a high-quality, high-touch, low-cost model.


Creating a new path to higher education

Making the grade


Students graduate within 2.5 years.


Students graduate debt-free. The remaining 26% have debt of less than $1400.


Of its first class of graduates has moved on to programs at four-year institutions across the country. From this first cohort, 90% are projected to complete their bachelor’s degrees in five years.

Strategy and solution

High-quality, high-touch, low-cost

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Arrupe College’s recipe for success

Suitable demographics

There is a significant population (>60,000 of low-income 0-18 year-old population) who represent demand for the Arrupe College model.

Few quality options

The community college options for students in the target demographic are limited or do not perform well (have low two-year graduation rates).

Accessible location

The location for the Arrupe College model school is easily accessible by public transportation.

Financial sustainability

The host institution has demonstrated financial sustainability through a significant endowment (>$200M) and/or a trend of enrollment growth.

Good reputation

The host institution has a good reputation to attract students, faculty, and staff.

Buy-in from leadership

Leadership of the host institution is willing and able to sponsor the program.

The start of something New. Applying it now.

"Our students are here to benefit from an extraordinary opportunity, but our students in turn are providing us with an extraordinary opportunity. We benefit from their experience, from their wisdom, from their insights. They are the co-creators with us of this program."– FATHER STEVE KATSOUROS, S.J., Founding Dean and Executive Director – Arrupe College at Loyola University of Chicago

Meet the team

Anahi Einhorn

Manager – Health & Public Service

Tim Mould

Principal Director – Health & Public Service
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