Rockford Career College

1130 South Alpine Road
Suite 100
Rockford, IL 61108

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Main telephone 815-965-8616
Contact person name Brian Niedzwiecki
Contact person phone 419.866.0261
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Public or private Private
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1862
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
County Winnebago
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Number of full time, freshmen men 6
Number of full time, freshmen women 55
Total number of full time freshmen 61
Number of part time, freshmen men 2
Number of part time, freshmen women 27
Total number of part time freshmen 29
Total number of freshmen men 8
Total number of freshmen women 82
Total number of freshmen 90
Number of full time, undergraduate men 24
Number of full time, undergraduate women 219
Total number of full time undergraduates 243
Number of part time, undergraduate men 24
Number of part time, undergraduate women 161
Total number of part time undergraduates 185
Total number of undergraduate males 48
Total number of undergraduate females 380
Total number of undergraduate students 428
Total enrollment 428
Percentage of students from out of state 1%
Number of states and territories represented 2
Number of countries represented 0
Percentage of students 25 or older 65%
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Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Number of male applicants 11
Number of male applicants who enrolled 8
Number of female applicants 114
Number of female applicants who enrolled 82
Total number of applicants 125
Total number of applicants who enrolled 90
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline September 4
Fall transfer application deadline September 4
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Application fee $50
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Required for some students
Early admissions (select high school students can enroll for college credit) Yes
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Quarters
Number of faculty on campus 26
Student faculty ratio 15:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 100 credits
All students must meet:
Computer course requirements Yes
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Evenings Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Honors program Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (65)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Main library name Rockford Business College Library
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Newspaper Yes
Largest clubs and organizations on campus International Students Club
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Remedial education courses Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 93%
Was counseled by the career services office 74%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
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
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.