Rend Lake College

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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 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 2,489 students (48% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Rend Lake College is the only community colleges within Jefferson County, IL.
  • The nearest community college is John A Logan College (28.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 128 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Rend Lake College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty128 staff123 staff
Rend Lake College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,489 has declined by 54% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,489 students3,818 students
Rend Lake College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:136:1
Rend Lake College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,205 students1,205 students
Rend Lake College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students1,284 students2,613 students
Rend Lake College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Rend Lake College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
-
4%
Rend Lake College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
1%
15%
Rend Lake College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
14%
Rend Lake College Black (2007-2016)
% White
94%
61%
Rend Lake College White (2007-2016)
Rend Lake College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups 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.0.110.58
Rend Lake College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
52%
25%
Rend Lake College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,100$32,200
Rend Lake College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,800 is less than the state average of $7,937. The in-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,450 is less than the state average of $10,775. The out-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,800$7,937
Rend Lake College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,450$10,775
Rend Lake College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%82%
Rend Lake College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$7,862
Rend Lake College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,000$4,000
Rend Lake College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate100%89%
Rend Lake College Percent Admitted (2014-2016)

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Golf, Softball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Agriculture Club, Art League, Automotive Club, Dance, Future Educators of America, National Society of Leadership, Nursing Club, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Radiology Club, Rend Lake College Theatre, Spring Musical, Student Ambassadors, Thespians Club Art League, Dance, Nursing Club, Radiology Club, Spring Musical, Thespians Club, Agriculture Club,
Automotive Club,
Future Educators of America,
National Society of Leadership,
Phi Beta Lambda,
Phi Theta Kappa,
Rend Lake College Theatre,
Student Ambassadors,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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.

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Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,937 per year for in-state students and $10,775 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. 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 Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.