Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College, also referred to as Sandburg College or CSC, is a community, two-year College located in Galesburg, Illinois, United States. CSC has been serving the residents of the west-central Illinois region for over 40 years. In addition to the main campus, the college operates centers in Carthage and Bushnell and also has a number of virtual learning centers. The college offers associate degree in arts, science, fine arts (transfer degrees), and over 50 occupational and certificate programs in diverse areas of study. It also offers several online learning programs.

CSC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Chargers. The College is a member of the NJCAA and competes in the Arrowhead Conference.

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

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Carl Sandburg College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine101registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Liberal Arts76liberal arts and sciences
Medical Support and Technology64dental hygienist, medical assistant, nuclear medical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer
Science40biological and physical sciences
Business and Management19business management, accounting, human resources, MIS, sales
Office and Administration14administrative assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology14cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor
Medical Administration11medical secretary
Family and Social Work9child care provider, social work
Funeral and Mortuary Science7embalming
Computer Science and Engineering7computer programming, computer networking
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and police
Therapy and Counseling6massage therapy
Engineering Technician4electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech
Mechanics and Repair3automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Production Trades2welding

Number of programs and degrees for Carl Sandburg College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree24518
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13214
Award of less than 1 academic year93

Carl Sandburg College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Carl Sandburg College had a total enrollment of 2,693 students (1,809 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 13%
18-19 24%
20-21 13%
22-24 10%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Carl Sandburg College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 42 %
Part-Time 38 %

Carl Sandburg College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Galesburg, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Carl Sandburg College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,456
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,088
Books and supplies $ 770

Financial Aid:
Carl Sandburg College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 726500)

Carl Sandburg College Faculty

Carl Sandburg College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track43

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year20$50,20836$46,602
All faculty totalacademic year20$50,20836$46,602

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Carl Sandburg College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports61420

Carl Sandburg College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Mortuary Science and Embalming/Embalmer

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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