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Rend Lake College Photo #1 - Rend Lake College is a nationally ranked community college, located on the eastern shore of scenic Rend Lake in Southern Illinois. RLC has an open enrollment policy. What does that mean? It means no waiting and watching the mailbox for that letter to arrive because YOU ARE ACCEPTED!
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Rend Lake College Photo #1 - Rend Lake College is a nationally ranked community college, located on the eastern shore of scenic Rend Lake in Southern Illinois. RLC has an open enrollment policy. What does that mean? It means no waiting and watching the mailbox for that letter to arrive because YOU ARE ACCEPTED!
  • Rend Lake College is a nationally ranked community college, located on the eastern shore of scenic Rend Lake in Southern Illinois. RLC has an open enrollment policy. What does that mean? It means no waiting and watching the mailbox for that letter to arrive because YOU ARE ACCEPTED!

School Highlights

Rend Lake College serves 1,802 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,802 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,050
  • Out-state tuition: $6,000
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 8%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Rend Lake College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Rend Lake College
(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
128 staff
239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Rend Lake College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Rend Lake College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,802 students
2,581 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
950 students
898 students
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# Part-Time Students
852 students
1,683 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Rend Lake College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
167 students
40 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
950 students
944 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
852 students
1,844 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
19 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
132 students
% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
2%
24%
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% Black
4%
12%
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% White
92%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.15
0.64
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
56%
36%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Rend Lake College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.54%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,100
$31,800
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Rend Lake College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of IL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,050 is less than the state average of $7,972. The in-state tuition has declined by 28% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,000 is less than the state average of $10,688. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,050
$7,972
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,000
$10,688
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Tuition Notes
$135 per credit hour in district $200 per credit hour out of district
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
93%
81%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Rend Lake College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,187
$8,029
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Rend Lake College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$4,600
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Rend Lake College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
89%
This chart display the percent admitted of Rend Lake College and the community college average percent admitted of IL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
390
SAT Math
n/a
360
SAT Writing
n/a
355
ACT Composite
n/a
17
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
17

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Agherculture Club, Agriculture Club, Amateur Radio, Art League, Automotive Club, Careers without Limits, Computer Club, Creative Writing Club, Culinary Arts Club, e-Sports, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Future Educators of America, Graphic Design CMYK-LUB, LGBTQA, Nursing Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Radiology Club, Rod Burners - Welding, Social Media Warriors, Student Ambassadors, Tabletop Gaming, The Student Experience, Thespians Club, Trap Shooting Club, Veterans Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Rend Lake College Theatre, Spring Musical
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Rend Lake College provides educational opportunities across cultural and economic boundaries to the diverse student population we serve. We are committed to our students` success in achieving their educational goals and to meeting our community-focused program objectives. With Rend Lake College, student journeys start here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rend Lake College cost?

Rend Lake College's tuition is approximately $4,050 for In-State students and $6,000 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Rend Lake College?

The acceptance rate of Rend Lake College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 89%.

What sports does Rend Lake College offer?

Rend Lake College offers 6 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

What is Rend Lake College's ranking?

Rend Lake College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Illinois for: Least expensive tuition and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,802 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,050
  • Out-state tuition: $6,000
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 8%
  • Source: Verified school update

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