Carl Sandburg College: Narrative Description

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2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401-9576
Tel: (309)344-2518; Admissions: (309)341-5234; Fax: (309)344-1395; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 105-acre small town campus with easy access to Peoria. Educational spending 2002-03: $1150 per student. Total enrollment: 5,000. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. Students come from 5 states and territories, 2 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission for district residents. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $62 per semester hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2445 full-time, $80.50 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $221 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $8.50 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 39,900 books and 290 serials. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Galesburg (population 36,290), once selected as one of the four ideal American cities by noted editor and author, Edward Bok, is located 180 miles southwest of Chicago on the main lines of the Burlington and Santa Fe Railroads. The Carl Sandburg birthplace preserves the early home of the poet and contains interesting Sandburg and Lincoln memoirs.

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