SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

Student Characteristics

The students that Sauk serves exhibit both traditional and non-traditional characteristics (see Figure vi). (link to an appendix The Institutional Snapshot provides additional student demographic detail.)

Figure vi: Student Characteristics Fall 2010
Age*Percent
Under 17 years 5.4%
17 – 21 years 51.9%
22 – 30 years 19.6%
31 – 40 years 11.2%
41 – 50 years 6.4%
Over 50 years 5.4%
 
1st Generation (1,044 respondents)* 78.5%
 
Marital Status**Percent
Single 77.0%
Married 18.0%
Divorced 5.0%
Have children 30.3%
 
Employment Status (1,254 respondents)*%
Unemployed 28.0%
Employed <= 15 hours per week 11.4%
Employed >= 15 hours per week 27.8%
Employed full-time 25.9%
Homemaker 5.1%
Other 1.8%
*Source: Information Services
**Source: FAFSA applications