Rend Lake College has been accredited since 1969. Voluntary accreditation is an activity of great importance to RLC and the communities we serve. Through this process, we account for our programs' effectiveness and our promise to deliver educational quality.
The RLC Foundation exists to stimulate major voluntary private support from alumni, retirees, friends, corporations, foundations, and others - all for the benefit of Rend Lake College. The Foundation's main focus is to help students achieve their educational goals by awarding them scholarships. We gave out more than $400,000 in scholarships last year.
Rend Lake College was one of 39 schools across the nation - and the only Illinois institution - selected to receive a Title III Pathways to Success in Health Careers Grant. Administered by the US Department of Education's Strengthening Institutions Program, our Title III funding is helping RLC improve its academic quality, bolster institutional management, and support fiscal stability.
Serving Our Community
Our Community & Corporate Education Division provides diverse learning and enrichment opportunities for all walks of life. From our summer camps for kids to our lifelong learning classes, from our options for hobbyists to our training for employers and professionals, you'll find what you are looking for here. And if you don't, call us and let us know you want it.
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The RLC Foundation Children's Center offers care to children 6 weeks to 5 years old throughout the school year. Summer care is available to children up to 12 years old. The Center prides itself on providing positive relationships and diverse curriculum with a qualified staff in a safe, loving, and educational environment. We are the smart choice for RLC students, employees, and families in the community for years. DHS subsidy and private payments are accepted, and other payment options are available for RLC students. Click to learn more.
Rend Lake College's main campus in Ina is located on the eastern shore of scenic Rend Lake, the second-largest man-made lake in the state. Access to the main campus is provided by Interstate 57 and State Route 37. The college is centrally located within the community college district it serves. We have satellite campuses in Mt. Vernon and Pinckneyville. The RLC MarketPlace campus in Mt. Vernon is off Potomac Boulevard. The Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus is located on State Route 154.
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