Sauk Valley Community College

173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon
IL, 61021-9112
Tel: (815)288-5511
2,230 students
Public institution

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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 2,230 students (48% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 38%.
Sauk Valley Community College is the only community colleges within Lee County, IL.
The nearest community college is Morrison Institute of Technology (24.9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Sauk Valley Community 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 2,230 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 29:1 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 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,230 students
1,287 students
Sauk Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,060 students
832 students
Sauk Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,170 students
1,021 students
Sauk Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Sauk Valley Community College sch enrollment Sauk Valley Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Sauk Valley Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Sauk Valley Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Sauk Valley Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Sauk Valley Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
2% 2%
Sauk Valley Community College sch ethnicity Sauk Valley Community 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
Sauk Valley Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $8,406 is more than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,666 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $8,406 $5,890
Sauk Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,666 $10,050
Sauk Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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