Rockford University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,750
2.96% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$25,047
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.82%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
54.9%
2,779 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,181
80% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.1%
57 Graduates

About

Rockford University is a higher education institution located in Winnebago County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Rockford University were Registered Nursing (48 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees).

In 2022, 357 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockford University. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (206 degrees), 3.32 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockford University is $34,750, which is $10,754 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Rockford University is $34,750, which is $10,754 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,047.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Rockford University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Rockford University was $34,750. The cost of tuition at Rockford University is $10,754 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$25,047
2022 Value
7.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Rockford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,047. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Rockford University grew by 7.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,895
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockford University was of $8,895 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.54% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Rockford University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 11.6% with respect to 2021, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.82%
2019 Default Rate
7
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Rockford University was 1.82%, which represents 7 out of the 385 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Rockford University received 2,779 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 64.2% annual growth. Out of those 2,779 applicants, 1,526 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,181 students enrolled at Rockford University in 2022. 41% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rockford University has an overall enrollment yield of 11%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,526
Accepted Out of 2,779

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rockford University was 54.9% (1,526 admissions from 2,779 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 66.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 64.2%, while admissions grew by 35%..

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SAT Scores

41%
Submission Percentage (2022)
69
Scores Submitted (2022)

41% of enrolled first-time students at Rockford University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rockford University had a total enrollment of 1,181 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Rockford University is 945 students and the part-time enrollment is 236. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Rockford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.1% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.8% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 1.61% Asian, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0847% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rockford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.7%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (23%), followed by White Female (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.76%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockford University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,181 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockford University is 945 and the part-time enrollment is 236. This means that 80% of students enrolled at Rockford University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rockford University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Rockford University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    474 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    170 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    128 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Rockford University is 40.1% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.8% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 1.61% Asian, 0.169% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0847% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 250 students (21.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 109 more women than men received degrees from Rockford University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rockford University is white (206 degrees awarded). There were 3.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rockford University is Registered Nursing (48 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (30 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (28 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Rockford University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees awarded), Education (96 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockford University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,824,821 people), Accountants & auditors (1,066,945 people), Other managers (859,627 people), Secondary school teachers (602,015 people), and Financial managers (527,345 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockford University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees awarded), Education (96 degrees), History (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), and Business (85 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockford University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees awarded), Education (96 degrees), History (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), and Business (85 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockford University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,404,824 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (716,216 people), Computer Systems Design (624,607 people), Banking & related activities (533,075 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (503,801 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (28 degrees awarded), Education (96 degrees), History (5 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (19 degrees), and Business (85 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rockford University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 48 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rockford University was Registered Nursing with 48 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

124
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
233
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 124 degrees were awarded to men at Rockford University, which is 0.532 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (233).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Rockford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.81 times less than the 42 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 42 degrees were awarded to men at Rockford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.24 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

31%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 31% of students graduating from Rockford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Rockford University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.75% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    206 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    62 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockford University is white (206 degrees awarded). There were 3.32 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (62 degrees).

8.4% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    145 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    61 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    40 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rockford University is white female (145 degrees awarded). There were 2.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (61 degrees).

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Operations

Rockford University has an endowment valued at nearly $26.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−12.8%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Rockford University had a total salary expenditure of 28.7M. Rockford University employs 33 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors and 15 Professors. Most academics at Rockford University are Female Assistant professor (28), Male Associate professor (14), and Male Professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockford University are: Management, with 30 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

Endowment

$26.8M
2022 Endowment
10.8%
decline from 2021

Rockford University has an endowment valued at about $26.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Rockford University declined 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.8M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$10.1M
2022 Salaries
1.18%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Rockford University paid a median of $10.1M in salaries, which represents 35.3% of their overall expenditure ($28.7M) and a 1.18% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.21M
Instructional Salaries
72
Number of Employees

In 2022, Rockford University paid a total of $4.21M to 72 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
33 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
30 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockford University were Assistant professor with 33 employees, Associate professor with 19 employees, and Professor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockford University were Management with 30 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockford University was Female Assistant professor with 28 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Male Professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Rockford University.

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