Rockford University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,900
3.57% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$22,166
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
6.98%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
54.2%
2,297 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,204
80.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
38.1%
40 Graduates

About

Rockford University is a higher education institution located in Winnebago County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rockford University were Registered Nursing (64 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees), and General Psychology (19 degrees).

In 2019, 324 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockford University. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (220 degrees), 4.89 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (45 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockford University is $31,900, which is $9,874 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockford University is $31,900, which is $9,874 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,166.

In 2019, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 70% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,900
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rockford University was $31,900. The cost of tuition at Rockford University is $9,874 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$22,166
2019 Value
3.49%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rockford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,166. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rockford University grew by 3.49%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,215
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockford University was of $8,215 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.61% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
70%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Rockford University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.15% with respect to 2018, when 87% 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.
6.98%
2017 Default Rate
28
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rockford University was 6.98%, which represents 28 out of the 401 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Rockford University received 2,297 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.4% annual decline. Out of those 2,297 applicants, 1,246 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,204 students enrolled at Rockford University in 2019, and 57% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rockford University has an overall enrollment yield of 12.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

54.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,246
Accepted Out of 2,297

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rockford University was 54.2% (1,246 admissions from 2,297 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 49%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −14.4%, while admissions declined by −5.25%.

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SAT Scores

57%
Submission Percentage
86
Scores Submitted

57% of enrolled first-time students at Rockford University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rockford University has a total enrollment of 1,204 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockford University is 974 students and the part-time enrollment is 230. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Rockford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.8% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.14% Black or African American, 3.57% Two or More Races, 2.41% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rockford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.2%), followed by White Male (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.4%), followed by White Female (27.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,204 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockford University is 974 and the part-time enrollment is 230. This means that 80.9% of students enrolled at Rockford University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2019 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 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Rockford University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    684
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    214
  3. Black or African American
    110

The enrolled student population at Rockford University is 56.8% White, 17.8% Hispanic or Latino, 9.14% Black or African American, 3.57% Two or More Races, 2.41% Asian, 0.249% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 28 students (2.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 80 more women than men received degrees from Rockford University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rockford University is white (220 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (45 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rockford University is Registered Nursing (64 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (52 degrees) and General Psychology (19 degrees).

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 Education (82 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), and Psychology (19 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,757,625 people), Accountants & auditors (1,033,390 people), Other managers (909,439 people), Secondary school teachers (650,320 people), and Financial managers (543,040 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Education (82 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Psychology (19 degrees), Business (90 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rockford University are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Education (82 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Psychology (19 degrees), Business (90 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees).

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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 (3,604,422 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (821,791 people), Computer Systems Design (607,064 people), Banking & related activities (555,357 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (540,914 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Education (82 degrees awarded), History (5 degrees), Psychology (19 degrees), Business (90 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (16 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 64 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 19 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rockford University was Registered Nursing with 64 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

122
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
202
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Rockford University, which is 0.604 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (202).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 45 degrees were awarded to men at Rockford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.25 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Rockford University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.11 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 39% of students graduating from Rockford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rockford University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 10% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    220 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    45 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockford University is white (220 degrees awarded). There were 4.89 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (45 degrees).

2.16% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    143 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    77 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rockford University is white female (143 degrees awarded). There were 1.86 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (77 degrees).

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Operations

Rockford University has an endowment valued at nearly $25M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $959k (3.84%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Rockford University had a total salary expenditure of $25.7M. Rockford University employs 39 Assistant professors, 22 Associate professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Rockford University are Female Assistant professors (30), Male Associate professors(14), and Male Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockford University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 32 employees, Management, with 28 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25M
2019 Endowment
5.9%
growth from 2018

Rockford University has an endowment valued at about $25M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rockford University grew 5.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.5M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.21M - Federal
  2. $1.86M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Rockford University received $2.21M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.86M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$9.98M
2019 Salaries
9.75%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Rockford University paid a median of $9.98M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($25.7M) and a 9.75% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.65% decline from 2017 and a 4.81% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.66M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rockford University paid a total of $3.66M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
39 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
32 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockford University were Assistant professor with 39 employees; Associate professor with 22 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockford University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees; Management with 28 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockford University was Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, Male Associate professor with 14 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 9 employees.

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

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