Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

SVCC Tuition Increased by $2/Credit Hour, State Average Increase by $4

As stated in SVCC Board of Trustee Agenda: With the ongoing poor prognosis for the Illinois budget, it is unknown what level of funding the College will receive in the future. Rather than hold off on a tuition increase until there is a funding crisis which would require a large tuition jump, it is prudent to increase the tuition by a modest sum annually.

An increase of $2 is reasonable compared with the average state increase of $4.

The proposed $2 tuition increase was also shared with the SVCC Student Government Association. Students believed the increase was reasonable and thought it was better to be proactive in an event that there is a funding crisis in the future rather than reactive with a large tuition jump in years to come. The following are comparisons with other Illinois community colleges.

College FY12 $ per
credit hour
FY13 Estimated
Increase
Sandburg 138 *
Dupage 132 *
Heartland 131 *
Wood 130 0.00
South Suburban 125.75 0.00
Harper 118.50 *
Lewis & Clark 110 4.00
Lake County 109 3.00
Highland 108 5.50
Moraine Valley 108 5.00
Danville 107 4.00
Kankakee 107 4.00
Parkland 107 5.00
Prairie State 104 9.00
Joliet 103 *
Spoon River 103 7.00
Chicago 102.33 2.00
Illinois Central 102 4.00
Triton 101 5.00
Lincoln Land 100.50 6.50
Waubonsee 100 2.00
Elgin 99 6.00
McHenry 99 0.00
Morton 99 0.00
Sauk Valley 99 2.00
Southwestern 99 5.00
Black Hawk 98.50 9.00
Kishwaukee 98 2.00
Kaskaskia 96 7.00
Rend Lake 96 *
Richland 96 5.00
Lake Land 95.80
Rock Valley 93 5.50
Logan 92 *
Shawnee 92 *
Southeastern 92 0.00
Oakton 91 4.00
Illinois Eastern 86 5.00
Illinois Valley 83.52 8.25
State Average 103.89 4.02

*Information not available at this time from college