Carl Sandburg College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Galesburg, IL

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How much is the Carl Sandburg tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Carl Sandburg's tuition & fees is $7,910 for Illinois residents and $8,810 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $17,918 for Illinois residents and $18,818 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Carl Sandburg Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$7,910
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,810
Books & Supplies Costs$810
Off-campus Room & Board$6,210
Off-campus Expenses$2,988
2023-2024 Estimates
Illinois Residents Tuition & Fees$7,960
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,860

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Carl Sandburg' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,638.
Carl Sandburg College$7,910$8,810
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois 2-4 Years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Carl Sandburg and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Carl Sandburg CollegeGalesburg, IL$7,910$8,810
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington CollegeChicago, IL$11,520$14,430
Elgin Community CollegeElgin, IL$7,140$9,516
Lincoln Trail CollegeRobinson, IL$10,270$12,340

Financial Aid and COA

At Carl Sandburg College, 1,655 students (98%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,824.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Carl Sandburg is $11,994 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 228 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $8,044 and the average amount of student loans is $5,237.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$17,918$18,818
Tuition & Fees$7,910$8,810
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$10,008$10,008
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$11,094$11,994
Average Financial Aid$6,824$6,824
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,65598%$6,824
Pell Grants77146%$4,850
Federal Student Loan25915%$3,410
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid228100%-
Grants or Scholarships228100%$8,044
Federal Grants228100%$4,005
Pell Grants11149%$4,547
Other Federal Grants22498%$1,823
State/Local Grants15869%$3,475
Institutional Grants9341%$3,998
Student Loan Aid188%$5,237
Federal Student Loans146%$2,564
Other Student Loans52%$11,675
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level122122$9,694
110,001 or more55$4,383

Student Population

Carl Sandburg College has a total of 1,688 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 610 male students and 1,077 female students attending Carl Sandburg. The school offers online degree programs and 520 students enrolled online exclusively (30.81% of all students).
Undergraduate1,687 6101,077

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, IL
Degree & Programs
Program Offered43 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population1,688
Graduation Rate42%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate66% (Full-time), 48% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties40 (Full-time), 133 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs151 (Full-time), 209 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$61,252
Average Staff Salary$47,446