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Rockford Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Rockford Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Rockford, Illinois

There are at least 6 colleges in Rockford, listed and described below. These schools represent 10,270 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 7,818 full-time students, and a reported 396 dorm rooms.

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Universal Technical Institute


Lisle, IL

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. 

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma
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Colleges in Rockford with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Educators of Beauty Rockford
128 S Fifth St
Rockford, IL 61104

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist, cosmetoloty instructor
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 24 students, 97 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford
657 Highgrove Place
Rockford, IL 61108

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 39 students, 90 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Rockford College
5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108-2393

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: teacher education, elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction, business management, psychology, secondary teaching, registered nursing, business administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,566 students, 1,469 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 396 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Saint Anthony College of Nursing
5658 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108-2468

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 182 students, 168 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Rockford Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114-5699

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, nursing assistant, biological and physical sciences, automobile mechanics, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, computer networking, construction
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 7,923 students, 5,560 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Rockford Career College
1130 South Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: medical assistant, nursing assistant, legal assistant, massage therapy, accounting, business management, medical office assistant, web design
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 560 students, 531 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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