Rend Lake College

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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 2,489 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 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • Rend Lake College is the only community colleges within Jefferson County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Rend Lake College is John A Logan College (28.1 miles away).

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 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty128 staff123 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Rend Lake College has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The Rend Lake College diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 35% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,489 students3,999 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:135:1
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# Full-Time Students1,205 students1,386 students
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# Part-Time Students1,284 students2,613 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Rend Lake College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of IL.
% Asian
-
4%
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% Hispanic
1%
16%
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% Black
5%
14%
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% White
94%
60%
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Diversity Score0.110.59
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College Completion Rate
52%
25%
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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 $7,978. 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 $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,800$7,978
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,450$10,454
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Tuition NotesCurrent tuition rate
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%80%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$7,736
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,000$4,000
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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: 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 $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 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 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.