Rockford Community Colleges

In Rockford, Illinois, you can find 3 community colleges serving 10,575 students.
Minority enrollment is 24% 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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