Rend Lake College

468 North Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, IL 62846

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Main telephone 618-437-5321
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1967
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Campus size 350 acres
County Jefferson
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Number of full time, freshmen men 211
Number of full time, freshmen women 236
Total number of full time freshmen 447
Number of part time, freshmen men 26
Number of part time, freshmen women 38
Total number of part time freshmen 64
Total number of freshmen men 237
Total number of freshmen women 274
Total number of freshmen 511
Number of full time, undergraduate men 495
Number of full time, undergraduate women 628
Total number of full time undergraduates 1,123
Number of part time, undergraduate men 503
Number of part time, undergraduate women 661
Total number of part time undergraduates 1,164
Total number of undergraduate males 998
Total number of undergraduate females 1,289
Total number of undergraduate students 2,287
Total enrollment 2,287
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian Less than 1%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
White 91%
Race/ethnicity unknown Less than 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Number of states and territories represented 3
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Number of countries represented 5
Percentage of students 25 or older 23%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $175
Out-of-state tuition $6,000
Fees $750
Books and supplies $1,800
Room and board (live on campus)* $4,430
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Cheri Rushing
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 618-4375321 Ext 1238
Financial aid office website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), student employment application
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Work study $1,860
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Jena Jensik
Admissions contact title Director of Academic Advisement
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-369-5321
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for certain allied health programs
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Nursing program
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Most difficult (about 30% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants accepted 237
Number of male applicants who enrolled 237
Number of female applicants accepted 274
Number of female applicants who enrolled 274
Total number of applicants accepted 511
Total number of applicants who enrolled 511
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline August 24
Fall transfer application deadline August 24
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 120
Student faculty ratio 20:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 64 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Double major Yes
Honors program Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (729)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Main library name Learning Resource Center
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 22
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Thespians Club, Radiology Club
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Job Board
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.