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 1,802 students (53% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is same as the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 128 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Rend Lake College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty128 staff239 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Rend Lake College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Rend Lake College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,802 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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# Full-Time Students950 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students852 students2,008 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
1%
27%
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% Black
4%
13%
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% White
92%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.150.68
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College Completion Rate
61%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,100$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,050 is less than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,000 is less than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,050$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,000$10,899
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Tuition Notes$135 per credit hour in district $200 per credit hour out of district
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,781$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$4,549
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Acceptance Rate100%100%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, 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: 2020 (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.

Profile last updated: 07/13/2021

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The nearest community college to Rend Lake College is Frontier Community College (28.3 miles away).
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