Safety is a top priority in Sterling. The area boasts crime rates that are lower than national averages—and much lower than metropolitan Chicago.
The Greater Sterling area has a well-respected public school system, a variety of private K-12 schools, and many local and regional college options.
For additional information about Education, click on Private Schools or Public Schools under the Map, or visit the Quality of Life section under Distribution/Logistics, Manufacturing, or Regional Office HQ sections.
Saint Mary’s School
Newman Central Catholic High School
Christ Lutheran School
Sterling Christian School
Colleges and Universities
Sauk Valley Community College
Morrison Institute of Technology
WIU- Quad Cities Campus
Northern IL University
Sterling is a regional leader in quality healthcare, with two excellent resources that provide a wealth of high-technology solutions and services.
on the Sterling Small Business Technology Center
Helping small businesses succeed
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov), small businesses are critical to the health and success of the U.S. economy.