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Get the facts about Carl Sandburg College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Carl Sandburg College Ranked?

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Carl Sandburg College was awarded 105 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mortuary science and embalming/embalmer.

Overall Quality

Carl Sandburg College landed the #1,649 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Carl Sandburg College held the #1,827 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Carl Sandburg College is also ranked #74 out of 87 schools in Illinois.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Carl Sandburg College?

Acceptance Rate

Carl Sandburg College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Carl Sandburg College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Carl Sandburg College it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Carl Sandburg College is 23%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  23 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Carl Sandburg College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Carl Sandburg College this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

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Carl Sandburg College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,755 undergraduates at Carl Sandburg College with 692 being full-time and 1,063 being part-time.

How Much Does Carl Sandburg College Cost?

The overall average net price of Carl Sandburg College is $3,834. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Carl Sandburg College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,816 $2,250 $4,539 $6,971 $7,124

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Carl Sandburg College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Carl Sandburg College, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $4,643 a year. That adds up to $18,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carl Sandburg College is 9.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Carl Sandburg College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Carl Sandburg College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $34,833 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 18% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Carl Sandburg College make the most money.

Location of Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College is a public institution located in Galesburg, Illinois. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for Carl Sandburg College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-344-2518

Carl Sandburg College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Carl Sandburg College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Carl Sandburg College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 1,465 students took at least one online class at Carl Sandburg College. This is an increase from the 888 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,465 742
2018-2019 888 360
2017-2018 846 300
2016-2017 834 286
2015-2016 777 219

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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