Rockford University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$32,800
2.82% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$23,417
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
7.97%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
50.8%
2,021 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,272
81.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
46.3%
68 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 (57 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (17 degrees).

In 2020, 307 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockford University. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (198 degrees), 4.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockford University is $32,800, which is $10,270 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockford University is $32,800, which is $10,270 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,417.

In 2020, 85% of undergraduate students attending Rockford University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,800
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Rockford University was $32,800. The cost of tuition at Rockford University is $10,270 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$23,417
2020 Value
5.64%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Rockford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,417. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Rockford University grew by 5.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,622
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockford University was of $8,622 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 4.95% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Rockford University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.41% with respect to 2019, when 88% 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.
7.97%
2018 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Rockford University was 7.97%, which represents 33 out of the 414 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 2,021 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 12% annual decline. Out of those 2,021 applicants, 1,027 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,272 students enrolled at Rockford University in 2020, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rockford University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,027
Accepted Out of 2,021

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rockford University was 50.8% (1,027 admissions from 2,021 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 54.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −12%, while admissions declined by −17.6%.

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SAT Scores

67%
Submission Percentage
143
Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Rockford University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rockford University has a total enrollment of 1,272 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockford University is 1,037 students and the part-time enrollment is 235. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Rockford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.9% White, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11.1% Black or African American, 2.83% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0.157% 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 (33.9%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.2%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

81.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,272 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockford University is 1,037 and the part-time enrollment is 235. This means that 81.5% of students enrolled at Rockford University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2020 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 (75%), 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
    673
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    218
  3. Black or African American
    141

The enrolled student population at Rockford University is 52.9% White, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, 11.1% Black or African American, 2.83% Two or More Races, 1.49% Asian, 0.157% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 87 more women than men received degrees from Rockford University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rockford University is white (198 degrees awarded). There were 4.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rockford University is Registered Nursing (57 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (46 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (17 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 (93 degrees awarded), Business (83 degrees), and History (3 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 (2,046,007 people), Accountants & auditors (1,089,406 people), Other managers (823,786 people), Secondary school teachers (495,474 people), and Financial managers (492,140 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Education (93 degrees awarded), Business (83 degrees), History (3 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (13 degrees), and Psychology (13 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, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Education (93 degrees awarded), Business (83 degrees), History (3 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (13 degrees), and Psychology (13 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 (3,571,473 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (788,687 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (583,887 people), Computer Systems Design (558,255 people), and Banking & related activities (542,075 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Education (93 degrees awarded), Business (83 degrees), History (3 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (13 degrees), and Psychology (13 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. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 46 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 17 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rockford University was Registered Nursing with 57 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

110
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
197
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 110 degrees were awarded to men at Rockford University, which is 0.558 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (197).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 37 degrees were awarded to men at Rockford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.974 times less than the 38 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 52 degrees were awarded to women at Rockford University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.4 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 20% of students graduating from Rockford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% 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 Sex

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 (72.4%).

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, 2.94% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    198 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockford University is white (198 degrees awarded). There were 4.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (43 degrees).

0.977% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    125 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    73 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Rockford University is white female (125 degrees awarded). There were 1.71 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (73 degrees).

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Operations

Rockford University has an endowment valued at nearly $24.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $638k (2.57%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Rockford University had a total salary expenditure of $25.8M. Rockford University employs 31 Assistant professors, 24 Associate professors, and 12 Professors. Most academics at Rockford University are Female Assistant professors (26), Male Associate professors(16), and Female Associate professors (8).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockford University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 28 employees, Management, with 25 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$24.8M
2020 Endowment
0.636%
decline from 2019

Rockford University has an endowment valued at about $24.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Rockford University declined 0.636% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.8M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.26M - Federal
  2. $2.1M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Rockford University received $2.26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.1M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10M
2020 Salaries
0.149%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Rockford University paid a median of $10M in salaries, which represents 38.7% of their overall expenditure ($25.8M) and a 0.149% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.75% decline from 2018 and a 2.65% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.73M
Instructional Salaries
69
Number of Employees

In 2020, Rockford University paid a total of $3.73M to 69 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockford University were Assistant professor with 31 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 12 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockford University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees; Management with 25 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockford University was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Associate professor with 16 employees, and Female Associate professor with 8 employees.

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

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