Rend Lake College in Ina

Ina, IL

(Rating 3.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Rend Lake College offers 254-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. 49.8% are women, and 50.2% are men. Rend Lake College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Rend Lake College is 6471$, that is at the level of national average. 52% of full-time Rend Lake College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is below national average. Average salary after attending is $26,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Rend Lake College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Rend Lake College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,165
$30,001 - $48,000$5,685
$48,001 - $75,000$8,307
$75,001 - $110,000$9,577



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1303 of Rend Lake College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 44 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Rend Lake College number 100 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Rend Lake College awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Rend Lake College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Rend Lake College graduation rate is at the level of the national average.

52% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Rend Lake College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Rend Lake College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Rend Lake College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Rend Lake College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Rend Lake College

The campus located by 468 N Ken Gray Pky address in Ina, Illinois.


Rend Lake College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Rend Lake College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Rend Lake College is motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Rend Lake College offers 254 programs in total: 117 are for Associate's degree, 96 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 41 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 312 universities in Illinois state. Rend Lake College is one of the few institutions in Illinois that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.


Rend Lake College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2511 students with 75316 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Rend Lake College

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Overall Rating:

If you want a degree while putting in 0 effort this is the college for you. Half the staff are the meanest people I have ever met. They treat students like grade schoolers. As for the professors most just dont care. A girl in my 1st class has came in 50 minutes late on a daily basis over the semester and is counted as present every day. It's literally a 1:20 minute class. I'm glad I am done at this college I have not learned much but have met some awesome people the only classes I have had that where worth anything are math and sociology. Its upsetting I sunk loads of money into this place and I got a sub par education. If you are in sports on the other hand this college will kiss your a** and hold your hand through the classes. Unless you are in sports this college will treat you like garbage. Thank God for the guy who can hit a ball with a stick even though he has the IQ of a Turkey sandwich.

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I graduated from here with my Associate of Arts. Upon entry I had 52 credits from Arkansas and I was on phi thetta kappa but i was told many of my credits did not transfer. After 2 years at Black River in AR and 1 year here at Rend Lake I called the office @ Rend Lake to ask why my credits did not transfer since i was learning the exact same things as I did in arkansas. Suddenly my transcripts were "evaluated" and I had 2 more classes to go. In this year I had car issues and missed 6 days of school: i had 3 young childeren and was a single mom with a blown head gasket in the motor of my van. NONE of those things were considered and as a result I recieved 'C's instead of 'B's in all 4 classes and no longer qualified for phi thetta kappa...all because of classes i wasnt supposed to take again....all because someone failed to evaluate my transcripts. The only reason I'm giving this place 2 stars is because theres a few teachers there i really like. The phi thetta kappa teacher however, was not one of those teachers i liked. That man is very judgmental and should not be telling his class about his friend's divorce and how he didn't approve of his friend living with his girlfriend while his friend was still legally married...not to mention cussing in his lecture. I would not send my children here if i can ever help from doing so.

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I had the great pleasure of meeting an extraordinary female college volleyball / basketball player today. Her name is Amaya.. She was bold, mannerisms and vocabulary were impeccable.. The school is doing something right. Keep it up.

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Overall Rating:

Beginning in 1973, receiving a degree or certificate every three semesters was a great investment; but, then any hours over 18 per semester did not increase your tuition. --- Have returned a few years ago and now back again brushing up my skills for SIU-C. Theory, Piano, Classical Guitar, Organ, Voice, Violin and Collegiate Choir. Fun schedule and not so heavy as to deteriorate my disability problems. Come back. Take a course. Bring a friend and have a great time learning. I am a student lifer, continuing onward now for about 18 years in college as a student or instructor. I have seen Rend Lake College grow, severally decline in courses and degrees; and now, it is an inspiration to all. Come along and join us. (Remember if you are over 60 years old, no tuition charges. What better deal can one get?)

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I have taken classes here and I have also worked here. The people that work on this campus are there because they truly care about the students. They have a vested interested in the outcome of each graduating class because they live in the community and want the best for each student that comes out of it. I would highly encourage anyone considering in enrolling at RLC to do it. You will get a wonderful education from individuals who will be there to help you along the way.

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Location & Website

Address: 468 N Ken Gray Pky


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6184375321

Institution is active in current year: 1

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