Public 2 Year

Rend Lake College

Ina, Illinois

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Rend Lake College overview
Location Ina, Illinois
Online rlc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Rend Lake College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Rend Lake College, located in Ina, Illinois, is a public, two-year community college offering a diverse range of academic programs with a focus on associate degrees and certificate programs. Established in 1967, the institution sits in a rural setting, approximately two hours southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. It has a relatively open admissions policy, catering to a broad spectrum of educational needs in the region. The campus features a contemporary design with facilities that support both academic and vocational training. While Rend Lake College does not provide on-campus housing, it facilitates learning through its well-equipped technical centers and labs. Known for programs in fields like nursing, automotive technology, and culinary arts, the college serves as a vocational hub in Southern Illinois. It also delivers continuing education and adult education classes, contributing to community development and lifelong learning.

Rend Lake College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  1,035 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 982 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $5,250 plus fees of $1,200.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Rend Lake College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$400
Other Fees$1,200
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,712
Other Expenses Budget$5,376
Total One Year Cost$19,988

Illinois Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Rend Lake College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$400
Other Fees$1,200
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,712
Budget for Other Expenses$5,376
Total One Year Cost$21,938

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$29,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rend Lake College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 30%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 16%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 12%
General Studies 11%
Engineering Technology 6%

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