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Rockford University reports record enrollments for fall 2016

10/05/2016 1:03 pm


Director of Communications Rita Elliott, 815-226-3374

Enrollment of full-time undergraduate students at Rockford University has reached a record high of 924 students for fall 2016, up from last year’s record of 903 students. The University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program also reached a record credit hour enrollment of 736, an increase over last year’s record of 723 credit hours. The University’s total student population is now 1,298 which includes 101 international students from 20 countries who are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and ESL programs. Founded in 1847, Rockford University is the area’s only four-year residential campus.

Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management Matthew Phillips, ’02/’06 says, “Rockford University is growing. We are making solid gains when many other Midwest institutions are finding it difficult to maintain enrollments. It’s an exciting time as we continue on a path of growth and greater internationalization of our campus. This year, more than ever before, we are able to bring the world to our campus, and in turn, our campus to the world with a richness of cultures and diversity that benefits our entire community.”

Rockford University is a four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. The University offers approximately 80 majors, minors and concentrations, including the adult accelerated degree completion program for a B.S. in Management Studies. Through its Graduate Studies department, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Master of Urban Education. 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. Rockford University is also named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College.