Rockford University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$29,920

2.99% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$20,985

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.55%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

46.6%

2,401 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,262

76.5% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

41.5%

51 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 (70 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees), and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (21 degrees).

In 2017, 348 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rockford University. 62.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (262 degrees), 6.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockford University is $29,920, which is $9,187 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rockford University is $29,920, which is $9,187 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,985.

In 2017, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 75% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,920

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rockford University was $29,920. The cost of tuition at Rockford University is $9,187 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$20,985

2017 Value

9.89%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rockford University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $20,985. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rockford University grew by 9.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,965

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rockford University was of $7,965 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.77% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at Rockford University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.23% with respect to 2016, when 93% 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.

6.55%

2016 Default Rate

26

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rockford University was 6.55%, which represents 26 out of the 397 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 2,401 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 20.3% annual decline. Out of those 2,401 applicants, 1,118 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.6% acceptance rate.

There were 1,262 students enrolled at Rockford University in 2017, and 5% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rockford University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,118

Accepted Out of 2,401

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rockford University was 46.6% (1,118 admissions from 2,401 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 54.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -20.3%, while admissions declined by -31.8%.

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SAT Scores

5%

Submission Percentage

8

Scores Submitted

5% of enrolled first-time students at Rockford University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rockford University has a total enrollment of 1,262 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockford University is 966 students and the part-time enrollment is 296. This means that 76.5% of students enrolled at Rockford University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rockford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.7% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.72% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 2.61% Asian, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Rockford University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (24.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.06%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29.2%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Black or African American Male (4.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rockford University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,262 students. The full-time enrollment at Rockford University is 966 and the part-time enrollment is 296. This means that 76.5% of students enrolled at Rockford University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%

2017 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

    779

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    170

  3. Black or African American

    110

The enrolled student population at Rockford University is 61.7% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 8.72% Black or African American, 2.77% Two or More Races, 2.61% Asian, 0.158% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 64 students (5.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 84 more women than men received degrees from Rockford University. The majority of degree recipients at Rockford University are white (262 degrees awarded). There were 6.55 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rockford University is Registered Nursing (70 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (35 degrees) and Physical Education Teaching & Coaching (21 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 (87 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (13 degrees), and History (6 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 (2,215,778 people), Accountants & auditors (1,130,134 people), Other managers (726,095 people), Financial managers (448,740 people), and Secondary school teachers (393,754 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Education (87 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (13 degrees), History (6 degrees), English (8 degrees), and Business (97 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Education (87 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (13 degrees), History (6 degrees), English (8 degrees), and Business (97 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 (3,401,320 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (658,970 people), Banking & related activities (529,850 people), Computer Systems Design (489,136 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (436,695 people).

The most specialized majors at Rockford University are Education (87 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (13 degrees), History (6 degrees), English (8 degrees), and Business (97 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rockford University was Registered Nursing with 70 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 132

  2. 216

In 2017, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Rockford University, which is 0.611 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (216).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Rockford University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.33 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 62 degrees were awarded to women at Rockford University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.75 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%

100% Completion Time

42%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 25% of students graduating from Rockford University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% 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.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rockford University is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.96% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    262 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    40 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rockford University is white (262 degrees awarded). There were 6.55 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (40 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    169 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    93 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rockford University is white female (169 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (93 degrees).

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Operations

Rockford University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.31M (10.2%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Rockford University had a total salary expenditure of $26.5M. Rockford University employs 37 Assistant professors, 24 Associate professors, and 15 Professors. Most academics at Rockford University are Female Assistant professors (26), Male Associate professors(18), and Male Assistant professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockford University are: Management, with 31 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 30 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.6M

2017 Endowment

40.8%

growth from 2016

Rockford University has an endowment valued at about $22.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rockford University grew 40.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.5M 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. $2.29M - Federal

  2. $1.94M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Rockford University received $2.29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.94M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$11.4M

2017 Salaries

4.81%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Rockford University paid a median of $11.4M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($26.5M) and a 4.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.17% growth from 2015 and a 4.19% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.92M

Instructional Salaries

76

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rockford University paid a total of $3.92M to 76 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

37 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

31 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rockford University were Assistant professor with 37 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rockford University were Management with 31 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 24 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rockford University was Female Assistant professor with 26 employees, Male Associate professor with 18 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 11 employees.

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

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