Rend Lake College

Rend Lake College

Rend Lake College was officially established in 1955 as the Mt. Vernon Community College. It is located on the north shore of Rend Lake. RLC offers a wide variety of degree programs and occupational certificates to its students.

RLC has an active student life. The campus is home to a wide variety of clubs and organizations, including Active College Christians, Society of Success and Leadership, Phi Theta Kappa and Warrior Booster Club. RLC's athletic teams are known as the Warriors.

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Contacting Rend Lake College

Rend Lake College
468 N Ken Gray Pky
Ina , IL 62846
General Phone: (618) 437-5321

Rend Lake College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts243liberal arts and sciences
Science177biological and physical sciences
Mechanics and Repair92heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Engineering Technician66electronics tech, computer engineering tech, computer systems tech, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Family and Social Work61housing and human environments, child care provider
Nursing and Emergency Medicine54EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Construction Trades36construction, electrician
Medical Administration35medical records tech, medical transcription
Cooking and Culinary Arts33chef training, waiter/waittress
Agricultural Science and Management31agricultural management, agricultural mechanization, agricultural machine tech, agricultural production
Production Trades28welding
Beauty and Cosmetology27cosmetology, cosmetoloty instructor
Medical Support and Technology19medical staff tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Security and Law Enforcement16criminal justice and police
Office and Administration15administrative assistant, office data entry
Therapy and Counseling14massage therapy
Computer Science and Engineering12computer programming, computer networking
Design9graphic design
Business and Management7business
Landscaping and Horticulture7applied horticulture, turf management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4occupational therapist assistant
Education and Teaching2teacher aide
Fine Arts1fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Rend Lake College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree62628
Award of less than 1 academic year16715
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19916

Rend Lake College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rend Lake College had a total enrollment of 4,821 students (4,396 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 16%
18-19 21%
20-21 9%
22-24 7%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 11%
65+ 5%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Rend Lake College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 48 %
Part-Time 20 %

Rend Lake College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Ina, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rend Lake College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,330
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,800
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
Rend Lake College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 711900)

Rend Lake College Faculty

Rend Lake College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track96

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year4$36,1533$38,526
Instructorcalendar year3$30,7211*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$33,8254$43,895

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$54,73512$59,213
Associate professoracademic year5$57,34314$46,080
Instructoracademic year6$50,6395$40,853
All faculty totalacademic year23$54,23331$50,321

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rend Lake College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports42327

Rend Lake College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural Production Operations, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Housing and Human Environments, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Staff Services Technology/Technician
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Rend Lake College Highlights

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What Sets Rend Lake College Apart:

% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Rend Lake College % of degrees in science
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Rend Lake College % students 40 years or older
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Rend Lake College Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Rend Lake College Male % of student body
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Rend Lake College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in agricultural science and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Rend Lake College % of degrees in agricultural science and management
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Rend Lake College Number of students
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Rend Lake College % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Rend Lake College % of full-time faculty on tenure track

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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