49%

Acceptance Rate

$19,009

Avg.Financial Aid

001748

FAFSA Code

About Rockford University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,203

Website

www.rockford.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

A private university by the name of Rockford University is located in Rockford, Illinois. Rockford University covers an area of 150 acres. It was in 1847 when the Rockford University was founded. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Rockford University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Decus et Veritas (Latin) and its official colors are purple and white. Out of total 1,298 students enrolled at RU, 982 belong to undergraduate courses while 222 are postgraduate students. The school has an academic staff of 72 Full-Time Faculty who teach various courses to the students. Interestingly, Rockford University has an ethnically diverse student population. At RU around 54% are white, 20% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 10% are Black or African American. And, at the university, around 72% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 57% of the students are females and 43% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Jane Addams, Mark Pedowitz, Ellen Gates Starr, and Julia Lathrop in its 173 years of existence. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. RU offers a total of 65 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by HLC Higher Learning Commission, and NLN (National League for Nursing).

Location & Contact

Address

5050 E State St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8152264186
Fax: 8153945183
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. When it comes to the ranking of a university or any educational institution, the more information a student has, the better. The ranking of a university helps a student in many ways. It helps them overcome the confusion of which university/college is good for them and also other prospects. Before taking admission, a student assesses their chosen university on various factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, and their experience, among others. Notably, for the rankings, the two publications, US News and Forbes, are trusted everywhere. However, it is to be noted that Rockford University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

49%

SAT Range

990 - 1190

ACT Range

19 - 23

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. Rockford University has 3 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 960-1140 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Rockford University is 21. However, those getting an ACT score less than 18 might also be offered admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 5050 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2311. To gather more information, they can call them at (815) 226-4186.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$21,419

Average Annual Cost

$30,800

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$130

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,680

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,460

Total One Year Cost

$44,270

Before applying to RU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $45,602 per year. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($32,100), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($9,494), and budget for other expenses ($3,680). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

66%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

42%

Male Professors

58%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

70 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

35 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

21 Graduates

Psychology, General

18 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

15 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

13 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

13 Graduates

Sociology and Anthropology

10 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

9 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

8 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

7 Graduates

History

6 Graduates

Computer Science

4 Graduates

Mathematics

4 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

3 Graduates

Biology, General

3 Graduates

Political Science and Government

3 Graduates

Education, General

2 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

2 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

2 Graduates

Dance

1 Graduates

Economics

1 Graduates

International/Global Studies

1 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

994

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

48%

Full-time

89%

Part-time

11%

Students Gender

Male

45%

US National: 44%

Female

55%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

59% White

1% Unknown

10% Black

17% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

8% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

4%

Unknown Location

17%

Out Of State

79%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$64,497 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 73% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

73%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,700/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,960/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,960/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Regents

School Colors

purple, black, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

3

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At RU, $9,494 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Rockford University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at RU costs around $3,960 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 43% and 57%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$24,250

$30,125

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$252 - 313

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$19,009

Students Receiving Federal Grants

54%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,790

Students Receiving State Aid

48%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,276

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$14,309

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$21,045

$30K - $48K

$20,540

$48K - $75K

$19,238

$75K - $110K

$17,898

> $110K

$14,938

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,545,895

The financial aid department of Rockford University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,113, whereas the financial aid is $14,514. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $4,404 as well as institutional aid worth $14,514. At RU, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $1,545,895 per year.

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