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Rockford College

Rockford University is a private American liberal arts college in Rockford, Illinois. It was founded in 1847 as Rockford Female Seminary and changed its name to Rockford College in 1892, and to Rockford University in 2013.

Location

Address
5050 E State St
City
Rockford
State
IL
Zip/Post Code
61108-2311

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
981
Total Graduate enrollment
313
In State Tuition Fees
27400
Out State Tuition Fees
27400
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.12
Male Female Ratio
38:62
Acceptance Rate
40%
Student Faculty Ratio
10:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Reggie The Regent
Colors
White Purple
Conference
Northern Athletic Collegiate Conf.

College History

History

Rockford University was founded in 1847 as Rockford Female Seminary. It was the sister college of Beloit College, which had been founded the year before. The seminary's initial campus was on the east side of the Rock River, south of downtown Rockford. In 1890, the seminary's trustees voted to offer a full college curriculum, which led to the name changing to Rockford College in 1892. Men were first granted admission to the university at the beginning of the 1955-56 school year. At about this time, the school requested that the City of Rockford close parts of a street adjoining the campus. In January 2008, Dr. Robert L. Head was named the university's seventeenth president effective July 2008. On October 2, 2012, the board of trustees voted unanimously to take on university status. This was done to accurately reflect the fact that they have many different academic departments. On July 1, 2013, the institution officially became Rockford University.[

College Specialty

Specialty

Our mission is to educate men and women to lead responsible lives by means of a curriculum grounded in liberal arts learning and complemented and extended by professional and practical experience. Through the total academic and co-curricular experience, Rockford University strives to prepare students for fulfilling lives, careers, and participation in a modern and changing global society.

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 150 Acres

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