Sauk Valley Community College

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL 61021
Tel: (815)288-5511
2,220 students
Public institution
Sauk Valley Community College is an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community.
School Highlights:
Sauk Valley Community College serves 2,220 students (45% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.
Sauk Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Lee County, IL.
The nearest community college is Morrison Institute of Technology (24.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
College Sauk Valley Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 78 staff
61 staff
Sauk Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,220 has declined by 7% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 24% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,220 students 1,296 students
Sauk Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 998 students
814 students
Sauk Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,222 students
1,040 students
Sauk Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Sauk Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
5%
Sauk Valley Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
11%
21%
Sauk Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
15%
Sauk Valley Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
82%
51%
Sauk Valley Community College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Sauk Valley Community College Unknown (2008-2013)
Sauk Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.31 0.68
Sauk Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $9,152 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,984 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $9,152 $5,660
Sauk Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,984 $10,250
Sauk Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Sauk Valley Community College was created by the citizens of Public Community College District #506 through public referendum in June 1965. Since that time, Sauk has expanded its programs to provide opportunities not only in the traditional transfer areas, but also in vocational-technical, adult and continuing education, community service, and career education. In recent years, Sauk\'s commitment to the public has included intercollegiate athletics and cultural offerings. Sauk Valley Community College provides a comprehensive program of student services, including academic, career and personal counseling, financial aid, student support services, job placement assistance, co-curricular activities, performing arts opportunities and intercollegiate athletics. These services, in combination with instructional services, increase educational access for all and contribute to student success and enrichment. The Sauk Child Care Center offers daytime care and educational activities on a fee basis for children whose parents are employed by the College or enrolled in classes at the College. Professional, trained, child care workers and SVCC\'s Human Services curriculum students are employed to supervise and operate the facilty, which is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The College first received accreditation status in March 1972 with the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools which has since changed its name to The Higher Learning Commission. In 1992, and again in 2002, the College earned the maximum ten-year accreditation.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,129 per year for in-state students and $10,062 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,816 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Taylor Business Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.