Rockford Business College: Narrative Description

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730 North Church St.
Rockford, IL 61103
Tel: (815)965-8616; Admissions: (815)965-8616; Fax: (815)965-0360; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1862. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Chicago. Total enrollment: 428. 125 applied. Full-time: 243 students, 90% women, 10% men. Part-time: 185 students, 87% women, 13% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 34% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 65% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/4.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: International Students Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. Rockford Business College Library plus 1 other with 1,823 books, 161 serials, and 50 audiovisual materials. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campus-wide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Rockford College.

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