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We believe deeply, as we have since 1847, that the best education any of us can experience must be grounded in the firm links between scholarship and engagement in the world. In fact, we would argue that education that separates scholarship from engagement and theory from practice is not worth pursuing. That radical claim is at the heart of our mission and vision as a college.
We also firmly believe that access to education for a lifetime is something each of us should expect and pursue. The Community Education programs at Rockford College are committed to providing education to members of the community from every walk of life. Whether you are a 2-year-old in our Music Academy or a 90-year-old coming back to audit a philosophy course, we welcome you as a fellow traveler in the lifelong journey of learning.
Our Community Education programs encompass the following areas: