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!
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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 (Illinois)

Listed among the top 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
Rend Lake College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Rend Lake College has declined by 32% 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 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,489 students3,999 students
Rend Lake College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio19:135:1
Rend Lake College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,205 students1,386 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%
16%
Rend Lake College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
5%
14%
Rend Lake College Black (2007-2016)
% White
94%
60%
Rend Lake College White (2007-2016)
Rend Lake College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.110.59
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 $7,978. 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
Rend Lake College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,450$10,454
Rend Lake College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesCurrent tuition rate
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%81%
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.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 82%. 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.