There are many possible reasons you have decided Rend Lake College is for you. Whether it is reputation, location, affordability or convenience, we are glad you are here.
Our job is simple: to serve you to the best of our ability. Whatever your discipline, we have the experts to help you through every aspect of your time at RLC, from registration through graduation. In your academic classes you will be taught by faculty educated and practiced in their fields, and in our career technical programs you will receive training from experts with real-world experience.
If you plan to transfer on to a university to earn a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, it’s a fact that RLC students perform better academically than students who go directly to a four-year institution. Just as importantly, you can get those first two years completed here for a fraction of the cost of a university.
We also serve as a great avenue to get you directly into the workforce with one- or two-year career technical programs. From computers to nursing, from ag mechanics to graphic design, we offer a varied slate of training to develop your skills for the working world.
At RLC, small class sizes mean you’ll be more than just one person among hundreds in a giant lecture hall. Even so, the layout of our main campus still gives you that university feel. We also offer classes at two satellite centers, the RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus and the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon, as well as at other locations throughout our district.
We believe education should be available to everyone. Many of our students receive financial aid in some form, whether it is grants, scholarships or loans, and our tuition rates remain low compared to universities, all in an effort to keep your costs as low as possible.
Today, community colleges are appreciated for what they are: the smart choice. We offer the same high quality instruction of a university, closer to home, without the university price tag. You’re not a number to us. We want you here. We want to help you get to where you’re going. Never doubt it.
Welcome to Rend Lake College.