Sauk Valley Community College, located in Dixon, Illinois, was founded in 1965. The school is an open enrollment two year institution providing transfer opportunities and career education. The school serves about 5000 students annually and its service areas include the counties Lee, Henry, Bureau, Ogle, Whiteside and Carroll. The school is also located near a number of historical sites, including Ronald Reagan's birthplace and boyhood home.
Sauk Valley Community College offers students career and transfer opportunities through a variety of programs designed to assist in meeting student goals. Career programs provide students with the training and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce as professionals. Graduates of these programs will earn a certificate or associate degree, demonstrating one's qualifications and allowing one to obtain an entry level position immediately after completion of the program.
Transfer programs complete the first two years of a four year education at a low cost. Once completed, students will be able to apply to a college or university of their choosing. Different colleges and universities have different standards for transfer admission, and students should meet with an academic advisor in order to determine their curriculum for transfer.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution, students meeting the minimum requirements for admissions. Students must complete the application for admission, after which it is recommended that new students participate in orientation and meet with an academic advisor to plan their curriculum. Registration takes place shortly before the start of each semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as other supporting applications which will then be used to determine need, eligibility and awards. Students may be asked for additional financial information prior to the disbursement of funds in order to ensure informational accuracy.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,500. 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: $3,100-$3,700
- Out-of-State: $9,700-$11,660
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $350-$420 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||84%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||68%||$4,371|
|Receiving Student Loans||16%||$3,332|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Sauk Valley Community College may offer student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
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 this school compared to community colleges in Illinois, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
|Sauk Valley Community College||Lee County||Illinois|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1970)
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 Sauk Valley Community 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
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Sauk Valley Community College.
- Highland Community College - Freeport in Freeport, IL (32 miles away)
- Kishwaukee College in Malta, IL (32 miles away)
- Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL (40 miles away)
- Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, IL (42 miles away)
- Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL (53 miles away)