Campus News

news-img From ‘Toxic Charity’ to ‘Charity Detox’ - asset-based community development focus of upcoming talks
Noted author Robert Lupton is returning to Rockford on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, to share next steps toward best practices in asset-based community development as expressed in his new book, Charity Detox....Read More


news-img 'Selected Thought Forms' art exhibit running through March 4
Artist Mark Chatterley's figurative sculpture show is now showing at the Rockford University art gallery....Read More


Our Students - What They Say

Student Testimonial

A plus to Rockford University is the diversity of students, including on-campus, commuter, nontraditional and international. The student experience is enhanced by this diversity both in the classroom and through extracurriculars.

Mary Anderson '15
Student Testimonial

I came here to enhance my value as not only a current and future employee, but as a person. The MBA Program has taught me to respect and value another person's opinion and gain invaluable knowledge.

Eric Meyer '16
Student Testimonial

With endless amounts of resources available, it is hard not to succeed at Rockford University because the faculty genuinely cares about each and every student.

Andrea Bent '18
Student Testimonial

What I like about my major is that awe are a close knit group of friends that work with each other to work through academic problems. Even if we do make a mistake, we support each other to try again.

Trevor Thomas ’16
Student Testimonial

I came to Rockford University for sports and competition, but I stayed because of the endless amounts of opportunities in education.

Kenny Parks ’16
Student Testimonial

The MAT program at Rockford University offers an excellent education to students and ties the information to the community we live in as well as facilitating local clinical and student teaching placements.

Christina Wells ‘16
Student Testimonial

What I have found to like about the MBA program is the constant communication and class participation because every person in my classes has different business stories to talk about, which helps to enhance the overall classroom experience.

Kyle Burger ’17
Student Testimonial

From the skills I have attained and developed at Rockford University, I am confident that they have shaped me into a more effective, efficient leader and thinker.

Tim Schmeling ’15
Student Testimonial

My education here will benefit my future because I am not only learning about my major, I am learning about life.

Vanessa Ostrander ’18
Student Testimonial

Each year that passes by I feel more like a leader with the potential of making changes wherever I go because of my education at Rockford University.

Jecenia Saldana ’18
Student Testimonial

I would recommend Rockford University to others, and I do on a regular basis. I feel like the professors and sense of community fostered here go a long way in aiding the academic experience.

Matthew Fiedler '15
Student Testimonial

I come from a small town where it is common to be in small classes and develop lasting relationships with your teachers. I felt I could get that kind of education at Rockford University.

Sam Cady '15
Student Testimonial

As a non-traditional student returning to college, I feel that psychology is a rewarding field for me. I have gained practical application knowledge here at Rockford University to help people through therapy.

Pamela Ward '16
Student Testimonial

I chose Rockford University because I heard it was a great college. I loved the small class sizes, and the faculty and staff are amazing.

Maja Kuljanin '14
Student Testimonial

Attending Rockford University allowed me to spend more time with my daughter and focus more on my academic studies because of the University's close proximity to my hometown.

Stephanie Blaszczyk '14
Student Testimonial

Through the Elementary Education major, my classmates and I received endless opportunities to visit classrooms and get first-hand experience.

Samantha Kays '13
Student Testimonial

During finals of my 2013 Spring semester, I was given the opportunity to share my important research about low-birth rates and their causes and present this research at a national conference.

Megan Brechon '13
Student Testimonial

Rockford University allowed me to pursue my personal interests and my professional goals at the same time.

Kipton Bucey '12
Student Testimonial

The faculty and staff really take the time to care about us as students and make sure that everyone understands the coursework. That's something completely unique that I had never experienced before.

Katie Hanson '13
Student Testimonial

The Latin program played a major part in my decision to attend Rockford University. My aunt, who is an alumna, told me how Rockford University changed her life, and I wanted it to change mine, too.

Julia Wetzel '14
Student Testimonial

Both of my internships-Savant Capital Management and Deloitte Consulting-have been invaluable in developing my skills as a professional and a leader.

Amour Muro '14
Student Testimonial

I chose Rockford for a number of reasons; one of the main reasons being the opportunity to study abroad.

Susan Matthews '15
Student Testimonial

I cannot speak highly enough about the Rockford University Spanish department. My classes were energetic, motivating and full of opportunities to develop and refine my language skills, which led me to a successful career in teaching Spanish.

Jeffrey Allen '12
Student Testimonial

I chose Rockford University because I wanted to attend a college where I would be able to experience personalized class experience and a more one-on-one relationship with professors.

Jennifer Harrolle '14
Student Testimonial

I'm happy to say I successfully completed my licensure with an endorsement in PE with the help of Rockford University and am now doing what I love. The professors are supportive, and they helped make sure I stayed inspired in my career path.

Michelle Tucker '11


A Rock Solid Education.

Since 1847, Rockford University graduates have made their mark all around the world.