Rend Lake College

468 N Ken Gray Pkwy
Ina, IL 62846
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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 2,486 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Placements

Rend Lake College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Rend Lake College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty128 staff124 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Rend Lake College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 40:1 over five years.
The Rend Lake College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,486 students3,099 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:129:1
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# Full-Time Students1,213 students1,095 students
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# Part-Time Students1,273 students2,004 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
1%
24%
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% Black
4%
13%
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% White
92%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.150.69
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College Completion Rate
58%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,100$31,800
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,800 is less than the state average of $7,932. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,450 is less than the state average of $10,666. The out-state tuition has grown by 38% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,800$7,932
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,450$10,666
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Tuition NotesCurrent tuition rate
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,500$7,618
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,534$4,500
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Acceptance Rate100%89%
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Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
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, Student Ambassadors, Thespians Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Rend Lake College Theatre, Spring Musical
Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Rend Lake College is Frontier Community College (28.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,931 students | 28.30 Mi2 Frontier Drive
    Fairfield IL  62837
    (618) 393-2982
    28.301,931
  • 4,040 students | 31.60 Mi700 Logan College Road
    Carterville IL  62918
    (618) 985-3741
    31.604,040
  • 3,164 students | 34.50 Mi27210 College Rd
    Centralia IL  62801
    (618) 545-3000
    34.503,164
  • 1,650 students | 36.30 Mi3575 College Road
    Harrisburg IL  62946
    (618) 252-5400
    36.301,650
  • 1,112 students | 56.10 Mi305 N West Street
    Olney IL  62450
    (618) 393-2982
    56.101,112
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