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 State Scholarship Commission

United States Department of Education


Membership and Recognition

Carl Sandburg College is a member of:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN);

Alliance Library System;

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers;

American Association of Community Colleges;

American Library Association;

American Technical Education Association;

Arrowhead Athletic Conference;

Association of College and Research Libraries;

Association of Community College Trustees;

Central Illinois Association for Developmental Education;

Cisco Networking Academy;

College Placement Council;

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois;

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE);

Council for Opportunity in Education;

Council of North Central Two Year Colleges;

Educational Opportunity Association;

Illinois Association of Beauty Culture Schools;

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 Council of Community College President;

Illinois Community College Trustees Association;

Illinois Consortium of 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;

Illinois Virtual Campus;

Instructional Technology Council;

National Academic Advising Association;

National Association for Developmental Education;

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA);

National Council for Continuing Education and Training;

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations;

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements;

National Junior College Athletic Association;

National League for Nursing;

Northern Illinois Learning Resources Cooperative;

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


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 annual passage rate of first-time takers on the National Board Examination (NBE) for the most recent three-year period for this institution and all ABFSE accredited funeral service education programs is posted on the ABFSE web site


The American Board of Funeral Service Education

992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108 Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097

816- 233-3747.

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