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Carl Sandburg College

2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, IL

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Carl Sandburg College, located Galesburg, Illinois, was founded in 1966 to serve residents in its service area of west-central Illinois. The school maintains a second campus in Carthage, an extension location in Bushnell, and several off campus learning center sites in various other location. The school offers over fifty career programs, as well as continuing education and adult education programs as part of its commitment to community development. The school maintains ties with nearby institutions and organizations in order to expand its offerings and capabilities.

Academics

Carl Sandburg College offers programs that allow for academic transfer and workforce development through career training. Academic transfer programs complete the first two years of a four year education locally and at low cost prior to transferring to a college or university to complete the final two years. Workforce development is achieved through career training programs in a high demand field or industry that take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate upon completion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Carl Sandburg College is a public, two year, open enrollment institution that admits ant students that are at least eighteen years old or have a high school diploma. Enrollment is achieved through the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, as well as paying school fees. Participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor prior to registration is encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants which are awarded based on need as determined by the information a student provides on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for $1,500 scholarship.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $4,200-$5,000
    • Out-of-State: $7,000-$8,434
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $250-$300 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships91%$6,435
Receiving Student Loans5%$3,455
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Carl Sandburg College may offer services like:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Carl Sandburg College compared to community colleges in Illinois, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Carl Sandburg CollegeKnox CountyIllinois
Graduation Rate25.7%-23.9%
Transfer-out Rate24.9%-26.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2000)
  • Funeral Service Education Program
    • Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 1997)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2001)
    • Find all the other nursing programs in Illinois
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2001)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Carl Sandburg College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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Contact Information

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
92%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
17:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
8

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,909