Accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604


Approved by:

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Illinois Community College Board

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

United States Department of Education


Membership and Recognition

Carl Sandburg College is a member of:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN);

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers;

American Association of Community Colleges;

American Library Association;

Arrowhead Athletic Conference;

Association of College and Research Libraries;

Association of Community College Trustees;

Cisco Networking Academy;

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois;

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE);

Council for Opportunity in Education;

Educational Opportunity Association;

Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors;

Illinois Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers;

Illinois Community College Admissions and Records Officers Organization;

Illinois Community College Faculty Association;

Illinois Community College Student Activities Association;

Illinois Council of Community College Presidents;

Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education;

Illinois Community College Trustees Association;

Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs;

Illinois Council for Continuing Education and Training;

Illinois Library Association;

Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges;

Illinois Community Colleges Online;

Illinois Online Network;

Illinois State Historical Society;

Illinois TRIO;

National Academic Advising Association;

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA);

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements;

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations;

National Junior College Athletic Association;

National League for Nursing;

Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges (NILRC);

Online Computer Library Center;

Reading Across Illinois Library System (RAILS);


College Of Nursing

The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL. 60602


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020


Illinois State Board of Nursing Approved Program
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street
Suite 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-4500



The Carl Sandburg College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP Executive Office). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214‐703‐8992


Career, Technical and Health Education

The Dental Hygiene program has been approved by the Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the American Dental Association and the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements." The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Graduates from the Dental Hygiene program will be eligible to take the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination, the respective clinical dental hygiene board examination, and the examination for registration as a dental hygienist in the respective state.


The Commission on Dental Accreditation

211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.



The Mortuary Science program is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. The ABSFE website displays the annual passage rate of first-time National Board Examination (NBE) takers for Carl Sandburg College and lists all accredited funeral service education programs.


The American Board of Funeral Service Education

992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108 Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

816- 233-3747.

Boards Scores