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.


Academic Achievement


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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

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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%  

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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.


Institutional Data

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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.


Professional Success

RLC Science Grad Dr. Andrea Kroetz helping to save endangered species with NOAA

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 We are Warriors

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