Carl Sandburg College is dedicated to serving the educational needs of west and central Illinois. The college has served the area for over 40 years with accreditation that has been approved by the North Central Association of Colleges. Individual and community improvement through education is the goal of Carl Sandburg College. To achieve this end, Sandburg strives to give individuals the ability to think critically, to realize their human potential, and to become a constructive force in their environment. The mission of Carl Sandburg College is to provide accessible, quality education in a caring environment by keeping the learner's needs at the center of decision making and by working in partnership with communities of the College district.
Sandburg has many cooperative alliances that develop programs with neighboring institutions and seek to maintain or expand alliances within and beyond the College district. Along with providing exceptional associate degree level education for students, Sandburg also features over 50 occupational programs and continuing ed/adult learning in a hi-tech environment. Carl Sandburg College believes in providing educational experiences of occupational, preparatory, and continuous nature. A wide range of services accessible to the students and to the community are