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Want the scoop on Carl Sandburg College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Carl Sandburg College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Carl Sandburg College Ranked?

2022 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 5 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mortuary science and embalming/embalmer.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Carl Sandburg College as #1,827 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Carl Sandburg College is also ranked #76 out of 102 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

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Carl Sandburg College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 22%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  22 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Carl Sandburg College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Carl Sandburg College is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

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Carl Sandburg College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,925 undergraduates at Carl Sandburg College with 828 being full-time and 1,097 being part-time.

How Much Does Carl Sandburg College Cost?

The overall average net price of Carl Sandburg College is $2,792. 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 +
$1,986 $1,963 $2,729 $7,361 $8,040

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 8% of students took out student loans averaging $2,432 a year. That adds up to $9,728 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carl Sandburg College is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Carl Sandburg College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Carl Sandburg College make around $29,700 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 25% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 2018-2019, 888 students took at least one online class at Carl Sandburg College. This is an increase from the 846 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 888 360
2017-2018 846 300
2016-2017 834 286
2015-2016 777 219
2013-2014 760 217

Learn more about online learning at Carl Sandburg College.

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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