Over one in three Illinoisans belongs to a racial or ethnic group that has historically lacked access to high quality education. Despite positive gains, the largest of these groups, Black and Latino Illinoisans, still considerably trail the state average for bachelor’s degree attainment. This limits the professions and long-term income available to huge numbers of Illinoisans. Experience has shown it is possible to eliminate gaps in college completion and maintain educational quality. This report examines trends in the bachelor’s degree pipeline and suggests state policies to improve attainment among Blacks and Latinos.