Sauk Valley Community College

Sauk Valley Community College

Sauk Valley Community College, also referred to as SVCC, is situated in Dixon, Illinois, United States. This college offers degrees and certificate programs in various areas of study including computer information systems, business, education, mathematics, and engineering. The academic divisions of the college are:

  • Business Division
  • Health Careers Education Division
  • Humanities Division
  • Natural Science Division
  • Social Science Division
  • Technology Division

Sauk Valley Community College's athletics department fields men's teams in basketball, baseball, golf, cross country, and tennis, and women's teams in basketball, cross country, softball, volleyball, tennis, and golf. The teams are known as the Skyhawks. In addition, the college hosts various student clubs and organizations including the Campus Crusade for Christ, Magic Club, Phi Theta Kappa, History Club, and Student Government.

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Sauk Valley Community College
173 Illinois Rt 2
Dixon , IL 61021
General Phone: (815) 288-5511

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Sauk Valley Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine209EMT ambulance attendant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Science100biological and physical sciences
Production Trades92machinist, welding
Liberal Arts69liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management41business management, accounting, MIS, sales
Mechanics and Repair34communications install and repair, computer repair, industrial electronics tech, HVAC
Office and Administration30data entry, word processing, office management, administrative assistant, office data entry, general office occupations
Computer Science and Engineering29computer programming, computer networking, system administration, network management
Family and Social Work20child care provider, social work
Transportation18truck and bus driver
Medical Support and Technology16radiographer
Engineering Technician13electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting, CAD and design
Design10design and visual communication
Medical Administration8medical secretary
Security and Law Enforcement3criminal justice and police
Media1desktop publishing and imaging

Number of programs and degrees for Sauk Valley Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year41424
Associate's degree24919
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years327

Sauk Valley Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Sauk Valley Community College had a total enrollment of 2,700 students (1,832 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 3%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 27%
20-21 12%
22-24 8%
25-29 10%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 2%

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


Sauk Valley Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 30 %

Sauk Valley Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Dixon, 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.

Sauk Valley Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,075
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,909
Books and supplies $ 1,487

Financial Aid:
Sauk Valley Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 175200)

Sauk Valley Community College Faculty

Sauk Valley Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$56,5101*
Associate professoracademic year5$57,6975$46,654
Assistant professoracademic year7$47,17910$49,786
Instructoracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year25$53,67417$49,117

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

Sauk Valley Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports193150

Sauk Valley Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Management Information Systems, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision
Word Processing

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Sauk Valley Community College Highlights

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What Sets Sauk Valley Community College Apart:

% of degrees in science
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Top 9%Sauk Valley Community College % of degrees in science
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Sauk Valley Community College % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Sauk Valley Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Top 16%Sauk Valley Community College Number of degree programs
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 17%Sauk Valley Community College % students on athletic fin. aid
Male % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Sauk Valley Community College Male % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
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 Offers athletic scholarships

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