Carl Sandburg College

Galesburg, IL 61401

Carl Sandburg College (CSC) is a two-year community college that is located in Galesburg, Illinois. CSC is a school that serves well over 2000 students and it offers many associate’s degree programs. Aside from associate’s degree programs, the school also has over 50 different occupational programs that are perfect for adults who are looking for new career opportunities. CSC was originally established in 1966 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges. Students will be able to pursue many great educational opportunities when they choose to attend this school.

CSC has a nursing program that will be very helpful to students who have aspirations of becoming LPNs or RNs. Students will be able to take part in either the practical nursing program or the associate’s degree nursing program. Both of these programs are held to a very high standard and offer students a great learning opportunity. Nursing students will be working with experienced professionals and skilled instructors who will impart their years of nursing knowledge. The Associate Degree Nursing Program has limited and selective enrollment. This program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate65%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 42
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 12
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 77.9%
  • NCLEX-PN: 96.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2001 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
02/01/2001 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$160/credit
In State Students$240/credit
Out of State Students$268/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,200 $10,800 $12,060
ADN 70 $11,200 $16,800 $18,760
BSN 125 $20,000 $30,000 $33,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of Carl Sandburg College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $4,719
Other Federal Grant 34% $3,907
State Grant & Scholarships 49% $3,665
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 28% $3,409
Federal Student Loans 8% $4,236
Private Loans 2% $5,569


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$1,568
$30,001 to $48,000$1,445
$48,001 to $75,000$3,314
$75,001 to $110,000$8,497
Over $110,000$8,150

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401

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