Sauk Valley Community College

173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon, IL 61021-9112
Tel: (815)288-5511
  • 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 14% over five years.
Sauk Valley Community College(IL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty75 staff123 staff
Sauk Valley Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,211 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same 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 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,211 students3,818 students
Sauk Valley Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio29:136:1
Sauk Valley Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students933 students1,205 students
Sauk Valley Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,278 students2,613 students
Sauk Valley Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Sauk Valley Community College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Sauk Valley Community College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Sauk Valley Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Sauk Valley Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Sauk Valley Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Sauk Valley Community College More (2013-2016)
% Unknown races
Sauk Valley Community College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.280.58
Sauk Valley Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Sauk Valley Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,500$32,200
Sauk Valley Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $8,998 is more than the state average of $7,937. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,754 is less than the state average of $10,775. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$8,998$7,937
Sauk Valley Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,754$10,775
Sauk Valley Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%82%
Sauk Valley Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$5,554$7,862
Sauk Valley Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,852$4,000
Sauk Valley Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $7,937 per year for in-state students and $10,775 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score 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.