Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg, IL 61401

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Rural
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,927
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

Carl Sandburg College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Carl Sandburg College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $7,280 and in-state students paid $6,608.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$2,281
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$6,608
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$7,280
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 86% of Carl Sandburg College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 58% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,179 (which is 4.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Carl Sandburg College in 2016-2017, was 11, which is 5% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $2,015 (which is 55.8% below the national average.)

$4,179
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$2,015
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
86%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Carl Sandburg College has enrolled a total of 1,927 students (965 students full-time and 962 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,927 students, 306 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 219 students for distance studies.

1,927
Total Enrollment
306
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 78%

Hispanic: 7%

Black/African American: 6%

Two or more races: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Carl Sandburg College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 22% 304
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 18% 258
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 11% 154
Precision Production 7% 98
Personal And Culinary Services 6% 90
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 5% 73
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 5% 69 1
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 50
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 10
Legal Professions And Studies 0% 6

Graduation & Dropout Rates

34%
Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Carl Sandburg College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

7%
Still enrolled
40%
Dropout rate
20%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$23,600
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Carl Sandburg College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $23,600. Last year, out of the total 891 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 775 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,268 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,027 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $23,600 $26,400
Employment Rate 87% 81%
Total Graduates 891 1,268

Campus Location

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