Sauk Valley Community College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - PoorSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - OustandingCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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Sauk Valley Community College is a small two-year, public school with 1,940 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1965 and is the only college located in Dixon, Illinois.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
47
Fair
At Sauk Valley Community College you can earn your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

Sauk Valley Community College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 47 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, General Studies, Biology, Industrial Technologies, and Firefighting. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
64%
Bad
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Sauk Valley Community College is relatively low at 64% (below Illinois average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Sauk Valley Community College is low: 38%. Around 20% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Sauk Valley Community College is pretty decent - 15:1. Learn more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$10,000
Medium
Average tuition pricing is close to the nationwide median - around $9,800 per year. The additional fees at Sauk Valley Community College not covered by tuition are roughly $200; this makes it a total of $10,000 per academic year.

Read the details about Sauk Valley Community College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Sauk Valley Community College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (815) 288-5511 or check Sauk Valley Community College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Sauk Valley Community College offers a distance learning option.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Sauk Valley Community College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At present there is no on-campus housing at Sauk Valley Community College.

Based on the college crime numbers, Sauk Valley Community College appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Sauk Valley Community College Location and Maps



Post Address: Sauk Valley Community College, 173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021-9112, USA
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