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Rockford, IL Area Scholarships

Rockford is a city in Winnebago County in the U.S. state of Illinois, in far northern Illinois. Located on the banks of the Rock River, Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County (a small portion of the city is located in Ogle County). The largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, Rockford is the third-largest city in the state and the 171st most populous in the United States According to 2010 U.S. Census Data, the City of Rockford had a population of 152,871, with an outlying metropolitan area population of 348,360. The City of Rockford's population is 147,051 as of 2017, down 4.1% since 2010.

Settled in the mid-1830s, the position of the city on the Rock River made its location strategic for industrial development. In the second half of the 19th century, Rockford was notable for its output of heavy machinery and tools; by the twentieth century, it was the second leading center of furniture manufacturing in the nation, and 94th largest city. During the second half of the 20th century, Rockford struggled alongside many Rust Belt cities. Since the late 1990s, efforts in economic diversification have led to growth of automotive, aerospace, and healthcare industries, as well as the undertaking of various tourism and downtown revitalization efforts.

Nicknamed the Forest City, Rockford is presently known for various venues of cultural or historical significance, including Anderson Japanese Gardens, Klehm Arboretum, Tinker Swiss Cottage, the BMO Harris Bank Center, the Coronado Theatre, the Laurent House, and the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Its contributions to music are noted in the Mendelssohn Club, the oldest music club in the nation, and performers such as Phantom Regiment and Cheap Trick.

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Schools in and around Rockford, IL

Rock Valley College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $15,000 average out-state tuition; $8,610 average in-state tuition
Rockford University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,920 average out-state tuition; $29,920 average in-state tuition
Rasmussen College-Illinois
Four or more years; Private for profit; $9,360 average out-state tuition; $9,360 average in-state tuition
Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $13,335 average out-state tuition; $13,335 average in-state tuition
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,226 average out-state tuition; $24,226 average in-state tuition
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit