Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College

1130 South Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Tel: (815)965-8616
508 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 508 students (58% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College is one of 3 community colleges within Winnebago County, IL.
The nearest community college is Rasmussen College-Illinois (1.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 137% over five years.
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 38 staff
59 staff
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 508 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
508 students
1,282 students
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
22:1
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
296 students
810 students
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 212 students
1,017 students
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
38%
12%
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Black (2006-2013)
% White
54%
57%
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Unknown (2012-2013)
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.56 0.53
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $10,352 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,352 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $10,352 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,352 $10,294
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
89%
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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
  • Rockford Rasmussen College-Illinois
    Private for-profit
    6000 East State Street 4th Floor
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815)316-4800
    1.7  Mi  |  1652  students
  • Rockford Rock Valley College
    Public
    3301 N Mulford Rd
    Rockford, IL 61114
    (815)921-7821
    4  Mi  |  8154  students
  • Malta Kishwaukee College
    Public
    21193 Malta Rd
    Malta, IL 60150
    (815)825-2086
    23.2  Mi  |  4717  students
  • Janesville Blackhawk Technical College
    Public
    6004 County Road G
    Janesville, WI 53547
    (608)758-6900
    23.3  Mi  |  2642  students
  • Freeport Highland Community College (Freeport)
    Public
    2998 W Pearl City Rd
    Freeport, IL 61032
    (815)235-6121
    32.8  Mi  |  2031  students
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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,269 per year for in-state students and $9,320 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,043 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 79%. 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Illinois is City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.