Small Class Sizes and Individualized Learning Experiences

When it comes to faculty ratio, Rockford University keeps things small with a rate of 10 students to every member of the faculty. Our small class sizes allow students to receive the attention and personalized learning experiences they deserve. However, we do not just focus on keeping our ratio low. We concentrate on hiring the right educators who can bring both expertise and experience to the classroom environment and beyond, to ensure an interdisciplinary and highly engaging educational focus.


Campus Experience

When you ask our students the question of “Why Rockford University?”, you will find as many answers as you find students on our campus. That said, one of the most significant commonalities in the responses you will hear is the sense of community. We know that college is when many people find their deepest and most profound friendships, and we encourage students to form communities around their shared interests. We also define our University community by how well we bring together our diverse collection of student communities so they can share experiences, explore cultures, and work together to achieve their dreams.


Affordable Tuition with Aggressive Financial Aid

We believe in the power of education, and we work around the clock to ensure that the stellar education provided at Rockford University is affordable and attainable regardless of your economic background. 99 percent of our full-time students receive financial aid of some kind for a total of over $10 million in given financial aid funds. Our admissions team and financial aid staff can help guide you through the process of securing scholarships, grants, and other sources of financial aids to help ensure that your dreams become a reality.


Customizable Programs Personalized for You

At Rockford University, we want our educational programs to match the needs of our diverse student population. Our Rockford Ready program, which offers a customized plan for working students with an associate’s of applied science degree who are striving towards a business management degree, is an example of how we try to meet students where they are to better help them achieve their personal and professional goals.


More About Rockford University

Rockford University, formerly Rockford College, is a four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. We offer approximately 80 majors, minors and concentrations, including the 100% online bachelor’s degree completion program offering three majors. Through our Graduate Studies department, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and a Master of Education (M.Ed.)

In addition to our degree programs, Rockford University also offers the following programs.

Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College and as a 2018 Best Midwest Regional University by U.S. News and World Report, we currently serve approximately 1,260 full-and part-time students. Our mission is to educate people to lead responsible lives by means of a curriculum grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experience.

A NCAA Division III institution, the university offers 14 intercollegiate varsity teams along with several junior varsity teams and participates in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. Approximately 25 percent of the university’s students participate in at least one intercollegiate sport. For more about Regent Athletics, visit goregents.com.

Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

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Majors, minors, and concentrations

Check out our more than 80 majors, minors, and concentrations and find the program that’s right for you. Questions? Our Admissions team can help you with any of your questions and next steps.

More about Rockford, Ill.

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