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:



Accredited by:



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


Institutional Profile

Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 344-2518

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


  • 965 Full-Time
  • 965 Part-Time


  • 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


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

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


  • 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


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


  • 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:
Carl Sandburg College Foundation:

To increase unrestricted support to the College, the foundation will solicit $50,000 in unrestricted funds by the end of FY 17.


Admissions and Records:

Through internal and external initiatives, we will increase our number of graduates via Reverse Transfer by 50% through FY 18, from a baseline of 17 students.

Graduation and Transfer-out Rate for Fiscal Year 2016


Retention Rates for Fiscal Year 2016


Credit-bearing Programs and Certificates Offered for Fiscal Year 2016


 Opening Fall Enrollment


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




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
(309) 341-5251

Michelle Johnson,
Director of Institutional Effectiveness/Compliance
(309) 341-5258

Sara Cree,
Coordinator of Institutional Research
(309) 341-5226

John Elder,
Data Manager/Coordinator of Statistical Research
(309) 341-5469

Tim Gilmour,
Institutional Effectiveness/Human Resources Project Specialist
(309) 341-5473