Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Local

Enrollment increases slightly at Sauk

DIXON – Fall enrollment is up slightly at Sauk Valley Community College, about 1 percent higher than this time last year.

About 1,815 students were enrolled as of Monday, compared to 1,801 students a year ago, an increase of 0.8 percent, said Joe Bright, Sauk’s director of research and planning, and total paid credits hours were up about 3.8 percent.

“Overall, we’re happy with the enrollment trend, and we’re doing better than other institutions,” Bright said.

The number of full-time students went up 3.8 percent, from 707 to 734 students, and part-time enrollment dropped about 6.8 percent, down 45 students.

Athlete enrollment increased by 33.7 percent, mostly from adding more than 20 students for the new outdoor track and field program.

The college made the decision to add track to its athletic roster in January, practices are slated to begin in October, and the first season will start in March 2020.

Bright said baseball recruitment was also up.

Fall enrollment numbers had been in decline the last few years with fewer students being attributed to a good economy.

Loading more