Providing lifelong learning for five decades, Rend Lake College has achieved a lot. It's all credited to the quality and devotion of our students, faculty, staff and administration. RLC remains committed, every day, to every student. Below is a collection of achievements that have made us a regional leader through higher education.
About 400 RLC students earn a spot on the President's List (4.0 GPA) or Vice President's List (3.5 - 3.9 GPA) each semester
Our students' recent success rate is about 96% in gaining credit for classes they take.
Spring 2017 = 95.5%
Fall 2016 = 95.6%
Summer 2016 = 96.7%
Keeping class sizes small allows us to give each student the attention he or she deserves. Our average instructor-to-student ratio is 18 to 1.
Download the complete Fact Book HERE, or see sections below.
The Rend Lake College Institutional Data Book, or "Fact Book," is organized into six sections: Tuition and Fees; Students; Financial Aid; Retention, Completion and Graduation Rates; Facilities; and Internal Affairs. The Data Book is compiled by using information from the Illinois Community College Board, IPEDS and the Department of Education, as well as our internal student information system, PowerCampus, an Ellucian product, and information collected from our division and department supervisors. Click on a section below to view the information.
The 2017 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) Key Findings report provides benchmark comparisons between RLC, top-performing colleges, and the CCSSE cohort. It also highlights aspects of highest and lowest student engagement at RLC, as well as results from five CCSSE special-focus items.
RLC submits its annual Resource Allocation Management Plan (RAMP) to the Illinois Community College Board. This is a type of "wish list" for possible state funding. Projects on RLC's RAMP list currently include a new Allied Health Building, and additions to the Student Center and Applied Science Center.
The purpose of District Site and Construction Master Plan is to provide direction in the growth of the College’s built environment. The plan shall serve as the guideline for acquiring new sites and facilities and for the construction of new facilities on the existing Rend Lake College campuses.
We are Warriors
These graduates are doing impressive things in their industry.
Women in Criminal Justice
Burkitt's Bass, Ozzy's Stage
Before a Trooper, Anderton was a Warrior
Jefferson County Sheriff's Warrior roots
From factory to Vice President
Michalic caught OKC bomber McVeigh
Doug Caldwell is a news Warrior
MVPD traces careers back to RLC
Bullock turns OFTC co-op to career
Liz Nielsen engineering major success
Whitehead building NASA
Dr. Dual Credit - Dentist Lucas Steele
Amber Nichols finds harmony in teaching
Jayne Ballantyne finds success in music biz
Money wiz Mooney talks RLC value
Tate counted on RLC for CPA success
Burke sets salon in hometown
Lee Knaus - Artist & Curator
Reed's path to REA Clinic went through RLC
Ad man Eilerts has RLC roots
Learn about the success and impact our students have while at RLC.
Ecuadorian graduate Fabian Jerves
The 50th Class of RLC
Warriors score 25 academic honors
Carter, Hutchens PTK All-USA
Tyler Huie racing to success
Alec Long - Hot Rod Nights Scholar
Students teach with Flat Stanley
Logan Tharp's Master Plan
Flat Stanley returns for soph year
Wesselmann lights up court and classroom
Jones, Kellerman PTK All-USA
Hinds wins national speech contest
Leading By Example
Meet some of our outstanding faculty & staff and what they are doing at RLC.
Pyschology Professor Dr. Jeannie Mitchell
Science Associate Professor Greg Hollmann
VP of Instruction Lori Ragland
HIT Director Charlotte Henry
Allied Health Dean Kim Wilkerson
Reference Librarian Beth Mandrell
Coordinator Sandy West
Title III Specialist Kathy Evans
Computer Science Professor Shari Carpenter
Architecture Professor Kevin Weston