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 Carl Sandburg College 

Name: Carl Sandburg College
President: Dr. Lori L. Sundberg
City: Galesburg, IL (Main Campus – there is also a Branch Campus in Carthage and an Extension Center in Bushnell)
State: Illinois
Type: 2-year public
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1966

Governing Board Website 

Carl Sandburg College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2014

2014 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total: 2,096

Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity)

  • 36% of in-district, college-bound students attend Sandburg
  • 14% ethnic minority
  • 63% female
  • 43% attend part-time
  • Average class size: 17
  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 18 public high schools and one private high school in district
  • 31% Baccalaureate Transfers
  • Average student is 27 years of age

    Dr. Lori L. Sundberg

    Dr. Lori L. Sundberg

    Jon A. Sibley, Sr.

    Jon A. Sibley, Sr.
    Board Chair

    Quote from the President

    "I like to tell people in my district that every time they visit the doctor, the hospital, the dentist, have their car repaired, or any of the other myriad daily life activities, they are being served by a Sandburg graduate in some capacity.  In the last 10 years over 90% of our employers indicate they have hired a Sandburg graduate.  Sandburg plays a key role in economic development but it also serves our traditional student population with the College being known throughout the country as being very Tech Savvy.  We have been ranked #1 in the country by the Center for Digital Education for the last three years and been in the top 10 for the last 8 years.  A pretty remarkable feat for small community college in west central Illinois."

    Interesting Facts

    • Named by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education as the top community college its size in the country for digital technology for three straight years, and has placed in the top 10 in its class eight times overall.
    • Offers National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS) accredited courses as the only NARS satellite location in the nation
    • 70% of 2014-2015 graduates did not take on any student loan debt
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