Sauk Valley Community College

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Sauk Valley Community College
Motto Sauk Makes It Possible...
You Make It Happen!
Established 1965
President Dr. George Mihel
Location Dixon, IL
Nickname Skyhawks

Sauk Valley Community College (SVCC) is a community college in Dixon, Illinois.

SVCC was built on the Rock River between the cities of Sterling and Dixon, Illinois. The Sauk Valley Community College is located on historic Illinois Route 2, and the college has a student body of about 5,000 full and part-time students each semester. Points of interest around SVCC include the birthplace and boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, the John Deere Historic Site, the Dillon Home Museum, and the Lincoln Statue.

Counties served by SVCC include Bureau, Lee, Henry, Carroll, Ogle, and Whiteside.

Student Information (As of 2006)[edit]

  • Total students served in 2005/06: 5,661 [1]
  • Total credit hours Fall 2006 semester: 22,833
  • Credit students Fall 2006 semester: 2,609
  • Average student credit hour load: 8.8 sh
  • Average age of students: 28 years
  • Percent of full-time students: 66%
  • Percent of students in transfer programs: 43%
  • Percent of local HS graduates at SVCC: 46%
  • Percent of students working while attending: 52%

Institutional Information (As of 2006)[edit]

  • Average class size: 18
  • Student to computer ratio: 6:1
  • Number of administrators: 17

Academic programs[edit]

The college offers:[1]

  • Associate in Science degrees in Art; Athletic Training; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communication Arts; Computer Information Systems; Computer Science Concentration; Information Systems Concentration; Criminal Justice; Economics; Education (Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Special); English; Foreign Language (French, Spanish); History; Mathematics; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Physical Education; Physical Therapy; Physics; Political Science; Pre-Professional/Medical (Chiropractic, Dental, Medical, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary), Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; Speech/Communication; Theatre
  • Associate in Engineering Science in Engineering
  • Associate in Fine Arts in Art and Music


  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Cross-Country
  • Women's Tennis
  • Men's Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Golf


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