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05/11/2018 1:39 pm

Rock Solid MBA.

Ready to take your career to the next level?

Housed in the Puri School of Business, our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offers small classes and a professional, experienced, and dedicated faculty, providing our MBA graduate students with a quality learning experience.

At Rockford University, we focus on helping you become well and truly educated for life. You’re not just getting a degree; you’re preparing for the careers of today and tomorrow!

Contact Us: (815) 226-4040

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Our Program Features

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Format

Flexible, evening format for working adults. Our students work alongside peers from a variety of professional industries and backgrounds.

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Pricing

Competitively priced with grant opportunities available.

Timing

Complete your master’s degree in as little as 24 months (based upon transferable credits).

Location

Conveniently located on the campus of Rockford University and housed in the Puri School of Business with state-of-the-art facilities, including the Bloomberg Business Lab.

Added Benefits

You’ll get access to the Rockford University community—computer labs, sporting events, performing arts, fitness center, library and all. In addition, dinner is included with your tuition!

Rockford University’s MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Education Pathway RPS students 2018The Rockford Public School District 205 School Board recognized 20 seniors at last night’s board meeting who have committed to participation in the Education Pathway program at Rockford University. The students come from high schools East, Jefferson, Auburn and Guilford.

First introduced in the spring of 2016, Education Pathway students could first began enrolling in the program in the fall of 2017. The Education Pathway program’s goal is to attract RPS 205 students to the teaching profession specifically to stay and work in RPS 205. The program begins in the middle school with seventh and eighth graders discussing a teaching career. It continues in high school with an education pathway, then transitions into a college degree program through Rockford University at a significantly reduced cost. If hired in RPS 205, program graduates can also receive a master’s degree in urban education cost-free from Education Pathway RPS Students 2018_2Rockford University. 

Rockford University congratulates the incoming Education Pathway students and commends them on their decision to pursue a career in education. 

Read more in Rockford Register Star’s article – Rockford Public Schools celebrates first full class of future teachers

 

 

 

Afford

02/01/2018 6:54 pm

How to Pay for Your Rockford University Education

Investing in your future is money well spent. Paying for college is one of the most important investments that you’ll make, so we’re here to help you along the way.

Make your deposit now

We’re excited to hear that you’ll be joining us soon! Make your deposit now to secure your spot in the next incoming class.

A Few Scenarios

Financial aid packages are personalized to each student. The below scenarios should only be used as a guide to understand what options are available to pay for your Rockford University education. When you receive your estimated or official financial aid package, aid based on your academic achievement, FAFSA results, housing plans, and unique situation will be presented.

 

Bobby

Bobby is a new first-year student from Illinois that is planning to live on campus. He has a 3.0 GPA and an 1120 on his SAT. He received his Student Aid Report (his FAFSA results) and he has an estimated family contribution (EFC) of $13,000. His financial aid package provided the following:

$13,000: Rockford University Scholarship
$5,000: Rockford University Grant
$5,500: Federal Loans

Bobby’s parents applied for the Parent Plus loan and were approved. Bobby also contributed money from his 529 savings plan. Because he plans to work on campus to cover the remaining balance, he set up a payment plan.

 

Janet

Janet is a new first-year student from Texas with a 3.60 GPA and an 1190 SAT score. She plans to live on campus and her EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) is $0. Her financial aid package included the following:

$14,000: Rockford University Scholarship
$5,920: Pell Grant
$3,000: Rockford University Out-of-State Grant
$2,000: Rockford University Grant
$5,500: Federal Loans

Janet’s parents applied for the Parent Plus loan and were denied. Due to the denial, Janet was offered an additional $4,000 in unsubsidized federal loans. Janet worked all summer to help pay for college and she applied those dollars to her bill. She also took out an additional private loan to cover the balance.

 

Office of Admission
Nelson Hall--2nd floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4050
Fax 815-226-2822
Office of Admission
Admissions@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Thurs - 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm -- Please call to reserve an appointment on Saturdays.

Chat with an Admission Counselor

Accelerate Your Career

11/13/2017 12:43 pm

Accelerate your career.

Ready to take your career to the next level?

Our Bachelor of Science in Management Studies (BSMS), housed within the PURI School of Business, offers a true liberal arts education. Our Rock Solid program is designed to provide a quality educational experience for adult learners in an accelerated format.

At Rockford University, we focus on helping you become well and truly educated for life. You’re not just getting a degree; you’re preparing for the careers of today and tomorrow!

Contact Us: (815) 226-4040

Request Information

Our Program Features

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Format

Accelerated, evening format for working adults. Our cohort-style setting emphasizes collaboration among peers from a variety of professional industries and backgrounds.

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Pricing

Competitively priced with financial aid opportunities.

Timing

Complete your bachelor’s degree within as little as 24 months (based upon transferable credits)

Location

Conveniently located on the campus of Rockford University and housed in the Puri School of Business with state-of-the-art facilities, including the Bloomberg Business Lab.

Added Benefits

You’ll get access to the Rockford University community—computer labs, sporting events, performing arts, fitness center, library and all. In addition, dinner is included with your tuition!

Rockford University’s Bachelor of Science in Management Studies program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Which Rock Solid Student are you?

Freshman

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Students Still In High School

Transfers

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Students Transferring From A College

Adult Accelerated

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Adult Continuing Students

Graduate Students

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MBA  or Graduate Education Students

International

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International Students

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Continue Your Story

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Graduation

Continue Your Story

Your Rock Solid Future Awaits.

Take advantage of the opportunity to pursue more than 80 majors, minors, and programs–majors in nursing, business, education, psychology, the sciences, sport management, visual and performing arts, and much more. Students love Rockford University because they experience and benefit from all that a small, close-knit community provides. They gain practical experience in the form of internships, clinicals, and student teaching. They learn about global perspectives through study abroad trips, international partnerships, and faculty-led experiential learning. They get to know their professors, and their professors get to know them. Throughout their educational journey, Rockford University Regents prepare for careers of today and tomorrow. 

Transferring Credit to RU

One you apply to Rockford University, send your official transcripts, and receive your admission decision, you will receive a form that details which of your credits transfer in to the university. Students may transfer credit from colleges accredited by regional accrediting associations as recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

If you have completed your associate of arts, associate of science, or bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college in the United States prior to becoming a student at Rockford University, you will have met all of your lower-division general education requirements for graduation from Rockford University, and will enter at junior status.

The full transfer credit policy can be found in the Rockford University Academic Catalog.

Learn more about transferring to RU.

Rock Solid Affordability

Over 99% of full-time students receive financial aid, and every full-time student receives a scholarship. We also offer competitive scholarships that range up to 100% of tuition, and several grant and loan programs. Read on for full details.

Visiting Campus: See us to believe us

You have to see Rockford University for yourself — sign up for a campus visit. Meet with your personal admission counselor, chat with financial aid, have lunch, meet with a coach, meet with a faculty member or sit in on a class–we’ll create a day just for you.

Department Information

Office of Admission
Nelson Hall--2nd floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4050
Fax 815-226-2822
Office of Admission
Admissions@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Thurs - 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm -- Please call to reserve an appointment on Saturdays.

Chat with an Admission Counselor

I transferred to Rockford University because I didn’t want to be a number or a person filling a seat in a packed auditorium. I can ask professors questions and speak with them face-to-face; I can get involved. Plus, the admission process was seamless!

Tim Woods

Veteran and RU Transfer Student

Regent

02/22/2017 3:27 pm