• 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 1,386 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,386 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,998
  • Out-state tuition: $9,754
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 24%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 157 teachers has grown by 109% over five years.
Sauk Valley Community College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
157 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Sauk Valley Community College has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The Sauk Valley Community College diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,386 students
2,581 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
670 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
716 students
1,683 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
119 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
670 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
716 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
15%
24%
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% Black
2%
12%
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% White
76%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
% Unknown races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.40
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
46%
36%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,500
$31,800
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $8,998 is more than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,754 is less than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$8,998
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,754
$10,688
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
86%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,625
$8,029
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,000
$4,600
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sauk Valley Community College cost?

Sauk Valley Community College's tuition is approximately $8,998 for In-State students and $9,754 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,386 students
  • In-state tuition: $8,998
  • Out-state tuition: $9,754
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 24%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,972 per year for in-state students and $10,688 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,695 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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