SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

Diversity of Population

Although Sauk has been implementing affirmative action policies for more than 20 years, the challenge remains to serve a leadership role in a rural, ethnically homogeneous locale. The population’s racial and ethnic makeup is relatively unchanged, except for a slight increase in Hispanic residents (see Figure vii):

Figure vii: SVCC Disctict Racial & Ethnic Breakdown
 200320042005200620072008
Caucasian 93.2% 93.1% 93.1 93.0% 92.6% 92.5%
African American 2.3% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3% 2.4% 2.4%
Native American 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Asian American 0.5% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other American 2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 2.6% 2.7%
2 or more categories 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.4% 1.6%
Hispanic American 6.6% 7,2% 7.2% 7.3% 7.5% 7.6%
District Population 102,781 103,208 103,001 103,079 102,174 101,825
Source: US Census Bureau, 2000

In developing the FY10 Strategic Directions, the Board took into consideration the following statistics, resulting in a Strategic Goal to increase efforts to recruit minority students (Link to another discussion in the self-study 2A.4):