Rockford University

Rockford, IL 61108

Rockford University is one of the 82 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Illinois. Its campus is small in size and located in Rockford. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 152 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 100 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 66%).

Every year 41% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Rockford University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $29,920, and fees were $130. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $29,920 and $130 respectively.


Campus LocaleMidsize City
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 8 62
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 78.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
10/01/1987 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT840 to 1060
ACT19 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$785/credit
In State Students$785/credit
Out of State Students$785/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$710/credit
In State Students$710/credit
Out of State Students$710/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $35,325 $35,325 $35,325
ADN 70 $54,950 $54,950 $54,950
BSN 125 $98,125 $98,125 $98,125
FNP 50 $35,500 $35,500 $35,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Rockford University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 49% $4,326
Other Federal Grant 12% $1,724
State Grant & Scholarships 51% $4,350
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $14,719
Federal Student Loans 83% $6,028
Private Loans 22% $5,393


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$19,127
$30,001 to $48,000$20,693
$48,001 to $75,000$19,030
$75,001 to $110,000$22,201
Over $110,000$22,991

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.

Rockford University
5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108

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