* 58 percent of Chicago arts-school alumni took up residence in the city within 5 years of the date of their last attendance. Of the regions compared in this report, only New York City has a greater portion of its arts-school alumni taking up residence in the city within 5 years, at 66 percent.
* 51 percent of Chicago arts-school alumni were out-of-state applicants who came to Chicago and were still living in the city within five years of their last date of attendance. This is the second highest portion of out-of-state applicants taking up residence in the city of their alma mater. New York City's rate was highest at 54 percent.
* Of arts-school alumni who searched for work, 38 percent of those attending school in Chicago obtained work prior to leaving their institution; 85 percent obtained work within a year. Alumni from other regions had similar experiences.
*50 percent of Chicago's alumni reported that their first job or work experience was "closely related" to their arts-school training. However, alumni from institutions in Los Angeles County, Cleveland/Columbus and New York City reported higher rates of their first work experience being closely related to their arts training.
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Title: The Retention of Chicago's Arts Students in Comparative Perspective
Publication date 2014-05-28
Publication Year 2014
, Patience E. Baach
Cultural Policy Center at The University of Chicago
North America / United States (Midwestern) / Illinois / Chicago Metropolitan Area
, North America / United States (Northeastern) / Massachusetts / Suffolk County / Boston
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, North America / United States (Midwestern) / Ohio / Cuyahoga County / Cleveland
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