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So you're from Rock Island, IL?

Fortunately for you, Rock Island, IL offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Rock Island College and University Demographics

Rock Island's 2 colleges and universities offer a total of 47 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from speech-language pathology/pathologist to liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, other to surgical technology/technologist.

The top-ranked school in Rock Island is Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences, with a nationwide rank of 64th in 2010. The school has approximately 264 students. Approximately 86% of students studying at Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences choose to study BSN, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Average tuition for students at Rock Island colleges and universities is $22,884 per year. In Rock Island, tuition rates can vary from $32,235 per year to $13,532 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Augustana College, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Financial Aid

An estimated $0 in financial aid was received by students at Rock Island colleges in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships represented $0 of this aid. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Rock Island was Augustana College, which gave students $0 in institutional financial aid.

Rock Island Student Demographics

In 2010, there were 2,736 students enrolled in colleges and universities in the city of Rock Island. This is 0% of the total number of students enrolled in colleges throughout the state of Illinois. Augustana College had the most number of students of any college in Rock Island, with 2,472 students. Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences, with 264 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Rock Island colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 82%. Approximately 178% of students eventually graduate. Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences has a graduation rate of 100%, which is the highest in amongst Rock Island schools. The lowest graduation rate is 78% for Augustana College.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Rock Island schools is 59 to 41. 51% of Rock Island college students are older than 24 years. For every 100 Rock Island college students, 16 students identified themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. Augustana College had the highest percentage of diverse students in Rock Island, with 17% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Rock Island Faculty Demographics

Rock Island schools had 301 faculty members in 2010. Of these faculty members, 33% were female and 21% were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.

Rock Island schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 9 in 2009. Richland Community College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Rock Island.

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons 6,150 $26,240 $25,000 -1.6%
2
Registered Nurses 4,070 $50,230 $67,720 48.5%
3
Office Clerks, General 3,170 $26,250 $28,240 -9.9%
4
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,310 $30,460 $35,340 -11.8%
5
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,290 $28,810 $32,000 7.5%
6
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,120 $22,900 $25,140 19.8%
7
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,010 $45,510 $54,330 -16.9%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1,850 $38,500 $39,890 -2.1%
9
General and Operations Managers 1,720 $101,340 $113,100 2.4%
10
Cooks, Fast Food 1,400 $17,860 $18,540 -20.9%
11
Accountants and Auditors 1,320 $63,590 $68,960 -14.3%
12
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,310 $43,670 $50,770 -13.8%
13
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,200 $38,090 $45,860 -40.3%
14
Cooks, Restaurant 1,120 $21,720 $23,260 0.0%
15
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,060 $34,710 $38,200 14.0%
16
Construction Laborers 1,040 $40,740 $33,590 -4.6%
17
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 990 $66,270 $60,160 50.0%
18
Security Guards 960 $22,720 $26,870 12.9%
19
Logisticians 930 $77,480 $73,510
20
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 910 $36,150 $41,360 13.8%
21
Home Health Aides 910 $20,680 $21,760 -12.5%
22
Electricians 820 $54,710 $51,810 -18.0%
23
Carpenters 800 $42,090 $43,890 -21.6%
24
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 800 $49,500 $54,880 -17.5%
25
Managers, All Other 790 $96,870 $102,160 16.2%
26
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 770 $48,220 $55,620 26.2%
27
Medical Assistants 750 $28,190 $29,760 120.6%
28
Medical Secretaries 730 $28,410 $31,820 78.0%
29
Coaches and Scouts 660 $20,130 $35,950 88.6%
30
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 640 $43,580 $43,850 73.0%
31
Billing and Posting Clerks 620 $30,090 $33,270 -20.5%
32
Financial Managers 590 $91,330 $116,970 31.1%
33
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 580 $21,920 $24,180 -18.3%
34
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 540 $51,690 $71,280 440.0%
35
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 530 $60,680 $50,360 -10.2%
36
Pharmacy Technicians 500 $24,790 $29,330 -16.7%
37
Lawyers 500 $105,190 $129,440 61.3%
38
Social and Human Service Assistants 470 $25,200 $30,100 4.4%
39
Management Analysts 470 $78,320 $87,260 30.6%
40
Engineers, All Other 440 $85,820 $91,770 10.0%
41
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 440 $24,160 $29,200 -12.0%
42
Sales Managers 430 $85,930 $114,110 2.4%
43
Chief Executives 410 $142,450 $173,350 -26.8%
44
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $61,800 $62,260 -26.8%
45
Medical and Health Services Managers 400 $69,340 $93,670 73.9%
46
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 400 $40,370 $42,250 -18.4%
47
Software Developers, Applications 400 $67,870 $90,410
48
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 390 $21,470 $26,510 -29.1%
49
Computer Programmers 360 $65,630 $74,900
50
Loan Officers 360 $58,750 $65,900