Rockford University

Private, Four-years School Located in Rockford, IL

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How much is the Rockford tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Rockford's tuition & fees is $37,300.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $52,370 when a student lives on-campus.

Rockford Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$37,300
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$10,410
On-campus Expenses$3,460
Off-campus Room & Board$7,750
Off-campus Expenses$3,900
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$40,920

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Rockford for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $174,731 at Rockford. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $234,118. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $144,514.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$39,694$53,945$33,589
Sophomore (2024-25)$42,243$56,883$35,221
Junior (2025-26)$44,954$59,996$36,943
Senior (2026-27)$47,840$63,294$38,761
4 Years Total$174,731$234,118$144,514
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$42,243$56,883$35,221
Sophomore (2025-26)$44,954$59,996$36,943
Junior (2026-27)$47,840$63,294$38,761
Senior (2027-28)$50,911$66,789$40,681
4 Years Total$185,948$246,963$151,606
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$44,954$59,996$36,943
Sophomore (2026-27)$47,840$63,294$38,761
Junior (2027-28)$50,911$66,789$40,681
Senior (2028-29)$54,179$70,492$42,708
4 Years Total$197,885$260,572$159,093
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$47,840$63,294$38,761
Sophomore (2027-28)$50,911$66,789$40,681
Junior (2028-29)$54,179$70,492$42,708
Senior (2029-30)$57,657$74,417$44,850
4 Years Total$210,588$274,993$167,000
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$50,911$66,789$40,681
Sophomore (2028-29)$54,179$70,492$42,708
Junior (2029-30)$57,657$74,417$44,850
Senior (2030-31)$61,359$78,578$47,112
4 Years Total$224,106$290,277$175,351

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Rockford' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
In-StateOut-of-State
Rockford University$37,300
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Rockford and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Rockford UniversityRockford, IL$37,300$14,060
Stevenson UniversityOwings Mills, MD$39,708$8,460
University of Saint MaryLeavenworth, KS$33,890$11,367
Thomas CollegeWaterville, ME$30,896$30,896
Chestnut Hill CollegePhiladelphia, PA$39,410$28,348
Felician UniversityLodi, NJ$37,830$21,660
Mount Mercy UniversityCedar Rapids, IA$39,070$11,410
Mercyhurst UniversityErie, PA$44,510$15,193
Wayland Baptist UniversityPlainview, TX$23,186$15,954
Oklahoma Christian UniversityEdmond, OK$25,900$10,440
Ashford UniversitySan Diego, CA$13,160$13,515

Financial Aid and COA

At Rockford University, 928 students (96%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $19,128.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Rockford is $33,242 for students living on-campus and $31,022 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 191 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $21,056 and the average amount of student loans is $5,497.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$52,370
COA (off-campus)$50,150
Tuition & Fees$37,300
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,070
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,850
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$33,242
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,022
Average Financial Aid$19,128
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship92896%$19,128
Pell Grants47349%$4,532
Federal Student Loan85889%$5,498
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid19195%-
Grants or Scholarships19195%$21,056
Federal Grants9045%$5,019
Pell Grants9045%$4,641
Other Federal Grants2814%$1,217
State/Local Grants7939%$4,915
Institutional Grants19195%$16,658
Student Loan Aid18290%$5,497
Federal Student Loans18290%$4,047
Other Student Loans2814%$9,424

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Rockford's acceptance rate is 66.78%. A total of 1,692 applicants applied to and 1,130 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 202 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.88%.
To apply to Rockford, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,692939$753
Admitted1,130598$532
Enrolled202109$93
Acceptance Rate66.78%63.68%70.65%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.88%18.23%17.48%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Rockford. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,000 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 21.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,0008801,120
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW505440570
SAT Math495440550
ACT Composite211823
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math211724
ACT English211725

Student Population

Rockford University has a total of 1,181 students including 951 undergraduate and 230 graduate students. By gender, there are 527 male students and 704 female students attending Rockford. The school offers online degree programs and 155 students enrolled online exclusively (13.12% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,231 527704
Undergraduate987 435552
Graduate244 92152

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address5050 E State St, Rockford, IL
Phone815-226-4186
WEBwww.rockford.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered56 Programs
Graduate Program Offered11 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate54.91%
Yield11.01%
Student Population1,181
Graduation Rate40%
Retention Rate64%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties69 (Full-time), 115 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs168 (Full-time), 123 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$55,279
Average Staff Salary$53,067