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

Legal Status: Public

Fiscal Year 2017 Information
Enrollment Headcount

Undergraduate:

  • 883 Full-Time
  • 1,064 Part-Time
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:
  • 584 students

Degree Programs

Associate Degrees:

  • 21 Programs Offered
  • 337 Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificate Programs

Certificates:

  • 36 Certificates Offered
  • 143 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; Galesburg High School, Galesburg; 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 - 24.0102 General Studies
  • Associate - 11.0901 Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (Computer Networking Specialist)
  • Certificate - 11.1002 System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager (CISCO Network Associate)
  • Certificate - 52.1201 Management Information Systems, General (Computer Technician)
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:
Admissions and Records:
  • Through internal and external initiatives, we will increase our number of graduates via Reverse Transfer by 50% through FY 18.

  • The Admissions and Records department has increased the number of graduates via Reverse Transfer to 29 students.
 
Business Services:
  • To increase the institutions environmental sustainability, a custodial survey will be conducted with faculty and staff in the fall and spring terms to identify areas of potential improvements by the end of FY 18.

  • Business Services conducted a custodial survey in the Fall 2017 semester.
 
Finance:
  • Maintain a cash balance of 60 operating days through the end of FY 18.

  • The College currently has a cash balance of 65 operating days.
 
Dual Credit Services:
  • Increase credit hours obtained through dual credit students by 6% by FY 18.

  • The amount of credit hours obtained through dual credit students has increased by 25.59 percent.
 
Student to Faculty Ratio

(The information below is from the 2017 IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey.)

  • 15:1
 
Graduation and Transfer-out Rate

(The information below is from the 2017 IPEDS report which represents the Fall 2013 cohort.)

First-time, degree or certificate-seeking students within 150% of normal time of program:

  • 34%- Graduation Rate
  • 20%- Transfer-out-Rate

Retention Rates

(The information below is from the 2017 IPEDS report which represents the Fall 2015 cohort.

First-time, degree or certificate-seeking students:

  • 59%- Full-time
  • 27%- Part-time

 

Historical Graduation and Transfer-out Rate

(The information below is from the IPEDS reports for the years 2012 through 2017.)

Graduation rate for full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students within 150% of normal time of program completion:

  • 15%- 2012
  • 25%- 2013
  • 26%- 2014
  • 23%- 2015
  • 27%- 2016
  • 34%- 2017

Transfer-out rate for full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students within 150% of normal time of program completion:

  • 35%- 2012
  • 21%- 2013
  • 25%- 2014
  • 25%- 2015
  • 19%- 2016
  • 20%- 2017

 

Historical Retention Rate

(The information below is from the IPEDS reports for the years 2012 through 2017.)

Retention rate for full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students:

  • 54%- 2012
  • 55%- 2013
  • 51%- 2014
  • 61%- 2015
  • 59%- 2016
  • 59%- 2017

Retention rate for part-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking students:

  • 26%- 2012
  • 40%- 2013
  • 30%- 2014
  • 35%- 2015
  • 35%- 2016
  • 27%- 2017

 

Credit-bearing Programs and Certificates Offered for Fiscal Year 2016

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

  • 28-Programs
  • 41-Certificates

 

 Opening Fall Enrollment

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

  • 1,947 students

 

Annual Enrollment

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

 

The full-time student body is comprised of all individuals who are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours for the Fall 2017 semester.

 

Student Body Diversity: Gender Distribution for Full-time students enrolled Fall 2017

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

  • 58.32%- Female
  • 41.68%- Male

 

Student Body Diversity: Ethnicity Distribution for Full-time students enrolled Fall 2017

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

  • 1.59%- American Indian or Alaska Native
  • 0.79%- Asian
  • 10.87%- Black or African American
  • 6.23%- Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.34%- Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • 2.83%- Unknown
  • 77.35%- White

 

Student Body Diversity: Age Distribution for Full-time students enrolled Fall 2017

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

  • 0.11%- 16 and under
  • 68.86%- 17 to 20
  • 14.50%- 21 to 24
  • 9.63%- 25 to 30
  • 4.08%- 31 to 39
  • 2.83%- 40 to 55
  • 0.00%- 56 and up

 

Student Body Diversity: Pell Grant Recipients Distribution for Full-time students enrolled Fall 2017

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

  • 55.89%- Received Pell
  • 44.11%- Did not receive Pell
 

The comprehensive student body is comprised of all individuals who are enrolled in courses for the Fall 2017 semester.

 

Student Body Diversity: Gender Distribution for all students enrolled Fall 2017

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

  • 63.43%- Female
  • 36.57%- Male

 

Student Body Diversity: Ethnicity Distribution for all students enrolled Fall 2017

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

  • 1.49%- American Indian or Alaska Native
  • 0.82%- Asian
  • 8.78%- Black or African American
  • 5.03%- Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.15%- Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • 2.67%- Unknown
  • 81.06%- White

 

Student Body Diversity: Age Distribution for all students enrolled Fall 2017

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

  • 6.99%- 16 and under
  • 55.88%- 17 to 20
  • 15.31%- 21 to 24
  • 9.86%- 25 to 30
  • 6.37%- 31 to 39
  • 4.88%- 40 to 55
  • 0.72%- 56 and up

 

Student Body Diversity: Pell Grant Recipients Distribution for all students enrolled Fall 2017

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

  • 37.90%- Received Pell
  • 62.10%- 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