Rockford Career College

Rockford Career College

Rockford Career College, was established in 1862 by entrepreneurs Chamberlin, and Dell and was at that time known as Rockford Business College. In 1942, the name was changed to Rockford School of Business, and in 1963, it became Rockford School of Business & Engineering. The college, which was given its present name in 2008, is located in Rockford, Illinois.

Rockford Career College offers a variety of degree and diploma programs. Courses are available in business administration, accounting, information technology, paralegal studies, and healthcare.

Students of RCC are provided financial assistance to help complete their education. Federal Pell Grants, FSEOG, Academic Competitiveness Grants, Stafford loans, Veterans Benefits, and scholarships are available to eligible candidates. In addition, the college offers support services like academic tutoring, career counseling, and job placement assistance.

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Contacting Rockford Career College

Rockford Career College
1130 South Alpine Road
Rockford , IL 61108
General Phone: (815) 965-8616

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Rockford Career College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology58medical assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine40nursing assistant
Law20legal secretary, legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling19massage therapy
Business and Management16business management, accounting, marketing
Computer Science and Engineering4data processing tech, web design, computer and media applications, system administration, computer support
Medical Administration2medical transcription, medical office assistant
Office and Administration0administrative assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Rockford Career College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree10015
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1910
Award of less than 1 academic year401

Rockford Career College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rockford Career College had a total enrollment of 560 students (531 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 35%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 4%
20-21 14%
22-24 19%
25-29 24%
30-34 14%
35-39 10%
40-49 12%
50-64 2%

Rockford Career College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 44 %
Part-Time 86 %

Rockford Career College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Rockford, 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.

Rockford Career College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,000
Books and supplies $ 1,080

Financial Aid:
Rockford Career College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 854500)

Rockford Career College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track44

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year4$39,7504$44,500
All faculty totalcalendar year4$39,7504$44,500

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

Rockford Career College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Rockford Career College Highlights

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What Sets Rockford Career College Apart:

Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Rockford Career College Female % of student body
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Rockford Career College % of degrees in law
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Rockford Career College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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