Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness enhances and supports Carl Sandburg College's commitment to Quality Improvement, which is based on the following:

 

Accreditation

Accredited by:

 



 

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440
www.hlcommission.org

 

Institutional Profile

Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-2518
http://www.sandburg.edu/

Chief Executive Officer:  Dr. Lori L. Sundberg, President

HLC Institution ID: 1074

Current Accreditation Status: Accredited

Candidacy Dates: 3/22/1972 – 3/26/1974
Accreditation Granted 3/27/1974

Commission Participation: Open Pathways Participant

Most recent reaffirmation of accreditation: 2010 – 2011
Next reaffirmation of accreditation: 2020 – 2021
Comprehensive Evaluation: 2020 – 2021

Last Action: 4/18/2011- Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Legal Status: Public

Fiscal Year 2016 Information
Enrollment Headcount

Undergraduate:

  • 965 Full-Time
  • 965 Part-Time

Graduate:

  • 0 Full-Time
  • 0 Part-Time
Dual enrollment (high school) programs: 394

Degree Programs

Associate Degrees:

  • 28 Programs Offered
  • 341 Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year

Bachelors Degrees:

  • 0 Programs Offered
  • 0 Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year

Masters Degrees:

  • 0 Programs Offered
  • 0 Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year

Specialist Degrees:

  • 0 Programs Offered
  • 0 Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year

First Professional Degrees:

  • 0 Programs Offered
  • 0 Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year

Doctoral Degrees:

  • 0 Programs Offered
  • 0 Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year

Certificate Programs

Certificates:

  • 41 Programs Offered
  • 129 Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year

Off-Campus Activities: Click here for definitions....

In-State:

  • Campuses: The Branch Campus, Carthage
  • Additional Locations: The Annex, Galesburg
    Dual Credit Only - Abingdon-Avon High School, Abingdon; Hamilton High School, Hamilton; Warsaw High School, Warsaw
  • Course Locations: None

Out-of-State:

  • Campuses: None
  • Additional Locations: None
  • Course Locations: None

Out-of-U.S.:

  • Campuses: None
  • Additional Locations: None
  • Course Locations: None

Accredited Distance Education Degrees and Certificates:
  • Associate - 11.0901 Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (Computer Networking Specialist) (Internet)
  • Certificate - 11.1002 System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager (CISCO Network Associate) (Internet)
  • Certificate - 52.0401 Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General (Administrative Office Assistant) (Internet)
  • Certificate - 52.1201 Management Information Systems, General (Computer Technician) (Interactive TV or video)
Institutional Research

 

Institutional Research provides research and evaluation to assist in institutional planning, data-driven decision making, and measurement of performance for Carl Sandburg College. Research staff are responsible for submitting Illinois Community College Board and Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System reports. Additionally, Institutional Research staff assist with providing information for data inquiries across the institution.

Strategic Plan

 

Carl Sandburg College Strategic Plan

 

Institutional Dashboards

 

Highlighted Departmental Key Performance Indicators:
Corporate and Leisure College:

The Corporate and Leisure College will continue to seek additional opportunities to engage with community partners and create six customized classes specific to an organization's needs by the end of FY 17.

The Corporate and Leisure college created six customized classes specific to an organization's needs throughout FY 17.

 

Human Resources:

Maintain advertising on Diversejobs.net for Full-time Faculty and Administration positions through FY 17.

Human Resources advertised 100% of Full-time Faculty and Administration positions on Diversejobs.net throughout FY 17.

 

Graduation and Transfer-out Rate

(The information below is from the 2016 IPEDS report which represents the 2012 cohort.)

The graduation rate for full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students within 150% of normal time of program completion is 27%. The transfer-out rate for full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students within 150% of normal time of program completion is 19%.


Retention Rates

(The information below is from the 2016 IPEDS report which represents the Fall 2014 cohort.)

The retention rate for full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students is 59%. The retention rate for part-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students is 35%.

 

Historical Graduation and Transfer-out Rate

(The information below is from the IPEDS reports for the years 2012 through 2016.  The following chart displays data for Carl Sandburg College, as well as, data of comparison institutions.)

The fifteen colleges that make up the comparison group are:

  • Black Hawk College (Moline, IL)
  • Danville Area Community College (Danville, IL)
  • Highland Community College (Freeport, IL)
  • Illinois Central College (East Peoria, IL)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (Oglesby, IL)
  • John A Logan College (Carterville, IL)
  • John Wood Community College (Quincy, IL)
  • Kaskaskia College (Centralia, IL)
  • Lake Land College (Mattoon, IL)
  • Rend Lake College (Ina, IL)
  • Sauk Valley Community College (Dixon, IL)
  • Shawnee Community College (Ullin, IL)
  • Southeastern Illinois College (Harrisburg, IL)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville, IL)
  • Spoon River College (Canton, IL)

 historical graduation and transfer-out rates legend

  • The graduation rate represents the percentage of full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students who completed a degree or certificate within 150% or normal time to program completion.
  • The comparison group graduation rate represents the median graduation rate from across the fifteen Illinois community college comparison group.
  • The transfer-out rate represents the percentage of full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students who are known to have transferred, without earning a degree or certificate, and re-enrolled at another institution.
  • The comparison group transfer-out rate represents the median transfer-out rate from across the fifteen Illinois community college comparison group.
 
Historical Retention Rate

(The information below is from the IPEDS reports for the years 2012 through 2016.  The following chart displays data for Carl Sandburg College, as well as, data of comparison institutions.)

 historical retention rates legend

  • The full-time retention rate represents the percentage of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students from the previous fall who either re-enrolled or successfully completed their program by the next fall.
  • The comparison group full-time retention rate represents the median full-time retention rate from across the fifteen Illinois community college comparison group.
  • The part-time retention rate represents the percentage of part-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students from the previous fall who either re-enrolled or successfully completed their program by the next fall.
  • The comparison group part-time retention rate represents the median part-time retention rate from across the fifteen Illinois community college comparison group.

 

Credit-bearing Programs and Certificates Offered for Fiscal Year 2016

(The information below is from the 2017 Higher Learning Commission Institutional Update.)

Carl Sandburg College offers 28 Credit-bearing Programs and 41 Certificates.

 

 Opening Fall Enrollment

(The information below is from the 2017 ICCB E1 Report.)

Opening Fall Enrollment for 2016 was 1,927 students.

 

Annual Enrollment

This information can be found by following the link to the Institutional Dashboards and searching for "Total Enrollment".

 

Student Body Diversity for full-time students enrolled Fall 2016

(The information below is from the 2017 ICCB E1 Report.)

The gender distribution of full-time students enrolled for the Fall 2016 Semester was 61% female and 39% male.

 

(The information below is from the 2017 ICCB E1 Report.)

student body diversity ethnicity distribution legend

The ethnicity distribution of full-time students enrolled for Fall 2016 was 80.9% Caucasian, 9% African American, 5% Hispanic, 1% Asian, 1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and 3% unknown.

 

(The information below is from the 2017 ICCB E1 Report.)

student body diversity age distribution legend

The age distribution of full-time students enrolled for Fall 2016 was 50.6% 17 to 20, 15.78% 21 to 24, 11.78% 25 to 30, 7.94% 31 to 39, 6.8% 40 to 55, 5.86% 16 and under, 0.99% 56 and up, and 0.26% unknown.

 

(The information below is from the 2017 ICCB A1 Report.)

Of the full-time students enrolled for the Fall 2016 Semester, 37% received Pell and 63% did not receive Pell.

Schedules

For the most current status on all submissions by Carl Sandburg College please follow the link above.  Then select the current year, select 'View by College', highlight 'Carl Sandburg College', then press the 'submit' button at the bottom of the page.

Support Team

Dr. Connie Thurman,
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness/Human Resources
Office: D-203
Phone Number: (309) 341-5251
Email: cthurman@sandburg.edu

Michelle Johnson,
Director of Institutional Effectiveness/Compliance
Accreditation Liaison Officer
Office: E-209
Phone Number: (309) 341-5258
Email: mljohnson@sandburg.edu

Sara Cree,
Coordinator of Institutional Research
Office: C-225
Phone Number: (309) 341-5226
Email: scree@sandburg.edu

John Elder,
Data Manager/Coordinator of Statistical Research
Office: E-210
Phone Number: (309) 341-5469
Email: jelder@sandburg.edu

Tim Gilmour,
Institutional Effectiveness/Human Resources Project Specialist
Office: C-227
Phone Number: (309) 341-5473
Email: tgilmour@sanburg.edu