Carl Sandburg College

2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg
IL, 61401
Tel: (309)344-2518
2,460 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 2,460 students (44% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Carl Sandburg College is the only community colleges within Knox County, IL.
The nearest community college is Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities (34 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Carl Sandburg College 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

Student Body

The student population of 2,460 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,460 students
1,287 students
Carl Sandburg College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,090 students
832 students
Carl Sandburg College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,370 students
1,021 students
Carl Sandburg College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Carl Sandburg College sch enrollment Carl Sandburg College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
Carl Sandburg College Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Carl Sandburg College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Carl Sandburg College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Carl Sandburg College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Carl Sandburg College More (2010-2012)
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 0.45
Carl Sandburg College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,398 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 39% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,518 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,398 $5,890
Carl Sandburg College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,518 $10,050
Carl Sandburg College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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