Rockford University is a private American liberal arts college in Rockford, Illinois
It was founded in 1847 as Rockford Female Seminary and changed its name to Rockford College in 1892, and to Rockford University in 2013. The university is known as the alma mater of Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, who was a member of the class of 1881.
The University offers approximately 80 majors, minors and concentrations, including the adult accelerated degree completion program for a B.S. in Management Studies and a BSN-C bachelor’s completion program in Nursing. Through its Graduate Studies department, degrees are extended to include the Master of Arts in Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. Rockford University is consistently recognized by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College, is named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and designated a Military Friendly School®. Rockford University currently serves approximately 1,250 full-and part-time students.
The Rockford University Regents are Division III members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Teams compete independently or as members of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference.,
The university fields men’s teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field, and women’s teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, andvolleyball. Their football team is the only team in college football since 2000 to score 100 points in a single game, beating Trinity Bible, 105-0 in 2003, the first team to score 100 points since Houston defeated Tulsa, 100-6, in 1968.
Recreational and intramural club sports (including basketball and dodgeball) are also available on campus.