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So you're from Rockford, IL?

Fortunately for you, Rockford, 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!


 

Rockford College and University Demographics

There are a total of 101 degree and certificate programs offered at Rockford's 8 colleges and universities. You can choose to study in fields ranging from psychology, general to electrician to education/teaching of individuals with specific learning disabilities.

Rockford's top-ranked school is Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 65th. Approximately 178 students are currently enrolled at Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford. The most popular course of study at Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford is Beauty.

Tuition

Rockford schools charge an average tuition of $6,149 per year. Rockford College charges students $24,750 per year in tuition, which is the highest tuition rate in Rockford. Rock Valley College has the lowest tuition rate at $2,400 per year.

Financial Aid

Rockford college students received $23,609,656 in grants, loans, and scholarships in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for $19,146,060 of the total. Rock Valley College gave its students $11,959,891 in institutional financial aid. This was the highest amount of financial aid given by any Rockford school.

Rockford Student Demographics

Rockford schools had an enrollment of 12,571 students in 2010. This is 1% of the total number of Illinois college students. Rock Valley College had the most number of students of any college in Rockford, with 8,659 students. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, with 45 students, had the least number of students.

Graduation and Retention Rates

The retention rate for Rockford colleges and universities, which is the percent of students who return to college after their first year, is about 65%. The graduation rate for Rockford schools is approximately 41%. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford has a graduation rate of 75%, while Rasmussen College-Illinois has a graduation rate of 25%.

Diversity

The ratio of female to male students enrolled in Rockford schools is 62 to 38. 47% of Rockford college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 33% of Rockford college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford had the highest percentage of diverse students in Rockford, with 92% of students identifying themselves as being from a minority background.

Rockford Faculty Demographics

In 2010, Rockford colleges and universities employed a total of 4,231 faculty. 48% of faculty members at Rockford schools were female. 32% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

In 2009, Rockford colleges and universities had on average of 1 faculty for every 5 students. Richland Community College had 1 faculty for every 1 student. This was the highest faculty to student ratio for schools in Rockford.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6 miles from location Rock Valley College Rockford IL 14.228 n/a 8,659
4 miles from location Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford IL 11.0663 n/a 1,353
5 miles from location Rockford College Rockford IL 21.6186 23% 1,341
5 miles from location Rockford Career College Rockford IL 19.2314 n/a 752
6 miles from location Saint Anthony College of Nursing Rockford IL 1.20293 n/a 188
7 miles from location Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford Rockford IL 34.4819 100% 178
2 miles from location Educators of Beauty Rockford IL 16.6711 n/a 55
6 miles from location Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Rockford IL n/a n/a 45
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Rockford, IL to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 4,140 $24,020 $25,000 -19.5%
2
Registered Nurses+ 3,930 $57,570 $67,720 27.6%
3
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 2,870 $56,120 $54,330 24.2%
4
Office Clerks, General+ 2,420 $26,970 $28,240 -18.0%
5
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 2,130 $25,460 $25,140 37.4%
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 1,870 $28,760 $32,000 6.9%
7
General and Operations Managers+ 1,400 $98,760 $113,100 -9.1%
8
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 1,320 $33,370 $35,340 -38.9%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 1,100 $39,650 $39,890 10.0%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 1,000 $44,100 $50,770 -21.9%
11
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 970 $39,670 $45,860 -33.1%
12
Carpenters+ 920 $59,850 $43,890 -27.6%
13
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 880 $38,700 $38,200 -5.4%
14
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 840 $55,160 $54,880 23.5%
15
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 740 $43,890 $41,360 -11.9%
16
Accountants and Auditors+ 690 $58,770 $68,960 -43.0%
17
Cooks, Restaurant+ 640 $22,890 $23,260 -26.4%
18
Managers, All Other+ 610 $81,700 $102,160 -33.0%
19
Construction Laborers+ 550 $41,790 $33,590 -9.8%
20
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 530 $26,600 $30,100 71.0%
21
Home Health Aides+ 500 $25,560 $21,760 -45.7%
22
Medical Secretaries+ 490 $28,900 $31,820 11.4%
23
Cooks, Fast Food+ 440 $18,730 $18,540 -36.2%
24
Mechanical Engineers+ 430 $75,660 $82,480 -15.7%
25
Dental Assistants+ 430 $32,020 $34,140 95.5%
26
Pharmacy Technicians+ 420 $28,820 $29,330 2.4%
27
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 410 $31,580 $33,270 -30.5%
28
Financial Managers+ 390 $89,110 $116,970 -4.9%
29
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School+ 390 $36,380 $55,220 50.0%
30
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 380 $26,910 $24,180 0.0%
31
Legal Secretaries+ 380 $39,680 $43,270 40.7%
32
Lawyers+ 380 $131,650 $129,440 15.2%
33
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 370 $65,840 $50,360 15.6%
34
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 360 $196,600 $180,870 1100.0%
35
Chief Executives+ 360 $162,000 $173,350 -12.2%
36
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 340 $84,770 $89,990 13.3%
37
Dental Hygienists+ 340 $66,220 $68,680 126.7%
38
Sales Managers+ 340 $85,370 $114,110 -15.0%
39
Management Analysts+ 320 $75,030 $87,260 28.0%
40
Administrative Services Managers+ 320 $57,340 $84,390 18.5%
41
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 300 $84,160 $93,670 66.7%
42
Cost Estimators+ 300 $53,530 $62,060 -30.2%
43
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 300 $49,320 $43,850 -11.8%
44
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 290 $21,630 $26,510 -43.1%
45
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 270 $49,110 $60,160 -35.7%
46
Medical Assistants+ 270 $30,650 $29,760 -20.6%
47
Industrial Production Managers+ 270 $95,800 $95,660 -15.6%
48
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 260 $53,410 $42,250 85.7%
49
Electricians+ 240 $45,030 $51,810 -46.7%
50
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 240 $51,720 $55,620 -57.9%