Sparks College

Overview of Sparks College

Sparks College is found in Shelbyville, IL. Shelbyville is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Sparks College.

Areas of Study

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Sparks College is known for its programs in law, medical adminstration, office and administration.

Sparks College Selectivity

The school accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.

Student Body

Students numbered 25 in 2007-2008 at Sparks College. A very high share of students at the school are female.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Sparks College is to enroll and educate students for placement in careers in Court Reporting, Scopist, Secretarial, Accounting, Information Processing and Medical Transcription. The mission is achieved by offering programs evaluated by our advisory boards to ensure students are receiving the necessary training and skills to compete in today's job market. By hiring fully trained professionals in the field, properly certified, we are able to present appropriate programs in each of the cirriculum."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Sparks College

Sparks College
131 S Morgan St
Shelbyville , IL 62565
General Phone: (217) 774-5112

Sparks College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law5legal secretary, court reporting
Medical Administration3medical transcription, medical secretary
Business and Management2accounting, accounting and related services
Office and Administration1administrative assistant, office data entry

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years106
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01
Award of less than 1 academic year12

Sparks College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Sparks College had a total enrollment of 25 students (20 full-time equivalent).

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 4%
20-21 24%
22-24 32%
25-29 8%
30-34 12%
35-39 16%
40-49 4%

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


Sparks College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Sparks College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Shelbyville, 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.

Sparks College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,600
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,600
Books and supplies $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Sparks College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 457100)

Sparks College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

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Sparks College Highlights

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What Sets Sparks College Apart:

Female % of student body
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% of degrees in law
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Sparks College % of degrees in law
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Sparks College % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Sparks College % of degrees in office and administration
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Sparks College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

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