Rockford Community Colleges

In Rockford, Illinois, you can find 3 community colleges serving 10,575 students.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is less than the 37:1 state average.

Rockford, IL Community Colleges:

  • College Location Students
  • RockfordRock Valley College
    Public
    3301 N Mulford Rd
    RockfordIL61114
    (815)921-7821
    8,317 students
  • Rockford
    Rockford Career College
    Private for-profit
    1130 South Alpine Road
    RockfordIL61108
    (815)965-8616
    537 students
  • Rockford
    Rasmussen College-Illinois
    Private for-profit
    6000 East State Street, 4th Floor
    RockfordIL61108
    (815)316-4800
    1,721 students
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Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Freshman Year in College Looks More and More Like High School
Nearly 52 percent of community college students in the United States begin their freshman year in at least one remedial class. These courses, which help students acquire knowledge and skills they should have acquired in high school, do not count toward their degree requirements. As a result, students are taking longer than ever to obtain their degree, if they obtain one at all.
Federal Student Loans – Unavailable at 20% of Community Colleges
Although a community college education is inexpensive when compared to tuition and fees at a four-year institution, some students still need financial assistance to pay their education bills. Yet, some community colleges don’t participate in the federal student loan program, putting some students in a financial bind.
Post-Recession Cliff Looms for Community Colleges
While many factors have contributed to the current decline in community college enrollment, the recovering economy is chief among them. As more and more people return to the workforce, fewer students enroll in courses at community colleges. Many institutions must now deal with budget shortfalls in the face of double-digit declines in enrollment.