Sauk Valley Community College

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL 61021-9112
Tel: (815)288-5511
2,211 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 2,211 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
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 75 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Sauk Valley Community College (IL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 75 staff 121 staff
Sauk Valley Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,211 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.28 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,211 students 3,207 students
Sauk Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 36:1
Sauk Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 933 students 1,118 students
Sauk Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,278 students 2,604 students
Sauk Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Sauk Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
10%
15%
Sauk Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
14%
Sauk Valley Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
84%
61%
Sauk Valley Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Sauk Valley Community College More (2012-2014)
% Unknown races
3%
5%
Sauk Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.28 0.58
Sauk Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $8,406 is more than the state average of $7,252. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,666 is less than the state average of $9,471. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,406 $7,252
Sauk Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,666 $9,471
Sauk Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 82%
Sauk Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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 $7,252 per year for in-state students and $9,471 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,180 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. 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 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.