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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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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%