Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness enhances and supports Carl Sandburg College's commitment to Quality Improvement. Our commitment to Quality Improvement 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:
Financial Aid:

Maintain average student debt accumulated during enrollment at Sandburg to less than $6,000 through FY 18.

The average amount of student debt accumulated by Carl Sandburg College students during their enrollment is $5,425.

 

Library:

Extend current partnerships and establish new ones by building relationships with community partners, other campus departments, and outside institutional affiliations by creating ten partners by the end of FY 18.

The Library has developed 22 partnerships with the community, other campus departments, and outside institutional affiliations so far this fiscal year.

 

Technology Services:

Sandburg Educational Network (SEN) will increase cumulative attendance at events each year by 10% through FY 18.

The Technology Services department has increased the attendance at Sandburg Education Network events by 58% for the Fall 2016 semester and by 62% for the Spring 2017 semester.

Graduation and Transfer-out Rate for Fiscal Year 2016

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 for Fiscal Year 2016

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%.

 

Credit-bearing Programs and Certificates Offered for Fiscal Year 2016

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

 

 Opening Fall Enrollment

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

 

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 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.

 

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