Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College

1130 South Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Tel: (815)965-8616
434 students
Private for-profit
Rockford Business College is dedicated to promoting individual growth through personalized career education. We believe that this begins with young people in high school. Whenever possible Rockford Business College will develop a personalized link with each area high school, providing benefits to students choosing to continue their education at Rockford Business College.
School Highlights
Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College serves 434 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College is one of 3 community colleges within Winnebago County, IL.
The nearest community college is Rasmussen College-Illinois (1.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
College Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College (IL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 29 staff
121 staff

Student Body

The student population of 434 has declined by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 434 students 3,207 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
# Full-Time Students 140 students
1,118 students
# Part-Time Students 294 students
2,604 students
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.55 0.58

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $9,632 is less than the state average of $15,180. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $9,632 $15,180
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • For more than 140 years, RBC has provided relevant, quality programs geared to get people into the workforce quickly. At RBC, students receive the kind of personalized attention they need to help them succeed. Our small classes, combined with a caring and knowledgeable staff, will help make your experience here enjoyable and rewarding. The ultimate aim of our college is to prepare you for the world of work. And based on our placement rates, we're succeeding. Our graduate placement rate typically exceeds 90%, and the vast majority of companies who hire our grads keep coming back for more. Take a look at our program offerings, and I think you'll find there's a program that's just right for you, whether it's a two-year associate degree program, diploma, or certificate. And our program advisory committees, made up of our graduates and employers who hire them, help ensure that the skills they need are the skills we teach. Through the year 2000 and beyond, Rockford Business College has provided opportunities for students to grow and incorporate their skills into their current positions or to further their education with more advanced degrees. All of these opportunities have been made possible by the constant growth, understanding, and courage of one college so as to keep forever changing and fulfilling the needs of Northern Illinois and Rockford area residents.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Rasmussen College-Illinois
    Private for-profit
    1,580 students | 1.70 Mi6000 East State Street, 4th Floor
    Rockford IL  61108
  • 7,737 students | 4.00 Mi3301 N Mulford Rd
    Rockford IL  61114
  • 4,475 students | 23.20 Mi21193 Malta Rd
    Malta IL  60150
  • 2,471 students | 23.30 Mi6004 County Road G
    Janesville WI  53546
  • 1,730 students | 32.80 Mi2998 W Pearl City Rd
    Freeport IL  61032
Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,252 per year for in-state students and $9,471 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,180 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Chicago. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.