Carl Sandburg College

2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401
Tel: (309)344-2518
2,328 students
Public institution

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The mission of Carl Sandburg College is to provide accessible, quality education in a caring environment by keeping the learner's needs at the center of decision making and by working in partnership with communities of the College district.
School Highlights:
Carl Sandburg College serves 2,328 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Carl Sandburg College is the only community colleges within Knox County County, IL.
The nearest community college is Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities (34 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 94 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Carl Sandburg College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 94 staff
60 staff
Carl Sandburg College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,328 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,328 students
1,269 students
Carl Sandburg College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
21:1
Carl Sandburg College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,026 students
810 students
Carl Sandburg College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,302 students
1,017 students
Carl Sandburg College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Carl Sandburg College sch enrollment Carl Sandburg College sta enrollment
% Asian
1%
2%
Carl Sandburg College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Carl Sandburg College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
8%
12%
Carl Sandburg College Black (2006-2013)
% White
76%
57%
Carl Sandburg College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Carl Sandburg College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
Carl Sandburg College sch ethnicity Carl Sandburg College sta ethnicity
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. 0.22 0.53
Carl Sandburg College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,650 is less than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,602 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,650 $5,740
Carl Sandburg College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,602 $10,252
Carl Sandburg College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
89%
Carl Sandburg College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Carl Sandburg College was established by authority of the Illinois Community College Act of 1965 and was approved by voters in a September 1966 referendum. One year later, in September 1967, classes began at various locations in Galesburg, including the former Brown's Business College and the Central Congregational Church. Enrollment was approximately 350 students. The Main Campus is located in Galesburg with a Branch Campus in Carthage and an Extension Center in Bushnell. In addition, off-campus sites include the Educational Technology Center and the Annex in downtown Galesburg, as well as the Education Commons in Carthage. A WIDE VARIETY OF PROGRAMS leading to degrees and certificates is offered by the College to serve a variety of student needs. The Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), or Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree is for those students planning to transfer to a senior college or university to earn a Baccalaureate degree. Carl Sandburg is participating with other two and four year Illinois College and Universities to list a core curriculum. Occupational programs are available as a Certificate, which may be completed in as little as nine months, or as an Associate in Applied Science degree, which may be completed in as little as two years. Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,082 per year for in-state students and $9,176 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,052 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.