Sauk Valley Community College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

173 Illinois Route 2

Dixon, IL 61021-9110

(815) 288-5511

Fax: (815) 288-3190

Contact: Pamela Medema

Main Address

173 Illinois Route 2

Dixon, IL 61021-9110

(815) 835-6402

Total undergrads: 2,504

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 366

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,136


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for health programs: academic record, state residency important; class rank, test scores considered.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Design/Visual Communications C
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Logistics/Materials Management C
Management Information Systems C
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management C
Sales/Selling Skills A,C

Communications Technologies

Desktop Publishing A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Data Entry Applications A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
System Administration C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance C


Mathematics Education A
Special Education A
Teacher Assistance A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design C
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Energy Systems C
Manufacturing Technologies A
Mechanical Drafting C
Mechanical Engineering Technology A
Quality Control C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Communications Systems C
Computer Installation/Repair C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Electronics C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology C
Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A
Police Science A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Sauk Valley Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (815) 288-5511
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, IL 61021-9112
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,628
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 869 (53% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,500
Out-of-state Tuition: $11,340
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,859

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Sauk Valley Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Sauk Valley Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 84
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 43
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 54
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 53
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 52
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Precision Production 21
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 3428

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Sauk Valley Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $10,500
Out-of-state $11,340
Books and supplies $1,420

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 214 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 163 59% $4,859
Student loan aid 36 13% $3,710

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,240 71% $3,227
Federal student loans 220 13% $4,315

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Sauk Valley Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Sauk Valley Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Sauk Valley Community College Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 1,628
Undergraduate enrollment 1,628
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Sauk Valley Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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