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Carl Sandburg College
Carl Sandburg College 2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard Galesburg, IL 61401 Phone: (309) 344-2518
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    About Carl Sandburg College

    mission Statement Opportunity to Succeed The mission of Carl Sandburg College is to provide accessible, quality education in a caring environment by keeping the learner's needs at the center of decision making and by working in partnership with communities of the College district. I. Beliefs A. We believe that everyone should have equal access to education. B. We believe in financial stability and responsibility. C. We believe in providing a quality educational experience through faculty, staff, curricula, and physical resources. D. We believe the educational experience is enriched through diversity in its people, curricula, and environment. E. We believe in the value of partnerships. F. We believe that learning to learn never ends. G. We believe that community colleges are vital to economic and workforce development. H. We believe in assessment and accountability. I. We believe Carl Sandburg College must have a commitment to every stakeholder in the district. J. We believe where you live should not determine the quality of the education you can access. K. We believe in taking ownership of our future. L. We believe in a safe and secure environment. M. We believe in student centered decision making. N. We believe in the use of up-to-date technology. O. We believe that co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are an integral part of the education experience. P. We believe in the value of shared governance. II. Strategies A. We will ensure long-term financial stability and accountability. B. We will implement an effective enrollment management program (housing). C. We will enhance communications internally. D. We will enhance communications externally. E. We will develop and maintain partnerships with all elected officials and hold them accountable. F. We will ensure vibrant curricula. G. We will ensure an effective delivery of services throughout the entire district. III. Focal Points and Goals A. Learning 1. Promote and support student learning at the classroom, program, and school levels. 2. Provide and maintain resources, which enable and enhance student retention and learning. 3. Promote and support local research on the learning process B. Caring Environment 1. Shape an environment that recognizes the need for diversity. 2. Create opportunities for all within the College community to interact with understanding, tolerance, and respect for others. 3. Promote sensitivity to individual needs and aspirations of those throughout the College community. 4. Promote organizational development as a long-range effort to improve the College's problem-solving and renewal process. C. Technology 1. Establish and maintain effective technology in academic programs and support functions. 2. Upgrade employee skills in use of technology. D. Cooperative Alliances 1. Develop programs in cooperation with neighboring institutions. 2. Maintain and expand alliances within and beyond the College district. 3. Support economic development activities. E. Stability 1. Establish/maintain an operating fund balance equal to 5-6 percent of the previous year's adopted budget. 2. Develop institutional shape/make-up that best addresses long-range fiscal concerns. 3. Maintain the College comprehensive Risk Management Program. 4. Maintain a competitive compensation program to enable the College to attract and retain a quality workforce. 5. Promote operating efficiencies to accommodate growth. 6. Promote the development of human resources. 7. Promote and develop information management systems that facilitate decision-making. F. Assessment 1. Promote and support local research on the assessment process. 2. Promote student assessment at the course, program, and school levels. 3. Promote assessment as an institutional way of life.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants
      Full Time Retention Rate 53%
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 4,570
      Native American 8
      Asian 43
      African American 233
      Hispanic 219
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,258
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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