Think Rockford is like any other university?

Leading groundbreaking research in the field of cardiology. Coaching a Division I program to the NCAA Tournament. Testing the first artificial heart valve in humans. Designing product packaging for a national cookie company. Traveling with the national tour of Cats. Winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Rockford University graduates aren’t like everyone else. In fact, our alumni are pretty amazing.

Since 1847, Rockford graduates have made their mark all around the world. Far more than preparing students to do something, we empower our graduates to accomplish anything. That empowerment starts right on our campus. With rich academic opportunities, practical experiences, and global perspectives, Rockford University students succeed in an inviting community where you can do anything, be anything, and experience anything.

Rockford University. Rock Solid.


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 adult accelerated degree completion program for a B.S. in Management Studies. 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 men and women to lead responsible lives by means of a curriculum grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experience.

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.

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Rockford University
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

See us to believe us.

Come see for yourself what our 150-acre park-like campus is like in person. For many of our students, it’s their home away from home. Check out our trails, wildlife, and custom disc golf course!

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.

There’s plenty to do off-campus with Rockford’s many restaurants, coffeehouses, shopping, recreational facilities, parks, galleries, museums, and much more.