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UIU-Rockford: Education Built for Life

From your hometown near Rockford, earn your college degree from the renowned Upper Iowa University. UIU’s Rockford regional education center offers you the chance for a top-notch education close to home.

First-time students, adults returning to school, and transfer students will all find an Education Built for Life—your life. UIU works closely with you to tailor an education program aimed at achieving your unique career goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Session 5: May 15, 2023
Session 6: July 10, 2023
Session 1: August 28, 2023

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Academic Programs at UIU-Rockford

The UIU-Rockford center offers classes in a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With a wide range of online and self-paced courses, you can complete your degree in less time.

Select one of the UIU-Rockford programs below to explore that area of study.

Associate Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Master’s Degrees

*Master’s degrees are available online at this location.

Academic Support

Get the support you need for successful studies through tutoring or accommodations for a disability.

Shorter Sessions with Focused Schedule

UIU’s unique Two-at-a-Time course schedule helps you focus on your studies. As a full-time student, you only need to take two classes during each 8- or 6-week session, which helps you concentrate and excel. UIU gives you access to courses year-round, so you can complete your degree on your schedule.

Easily Transfer Credits

Whether it’s been a single semester or several years since your last college course, UIU makes it easy to apply those credits to your degree. We accept up to 90 credits from four-year schools or 78 credits from two-year schools. Plus, your professional experience and test scores may earn you college credit.

The university also partners with several community colleges in the Rockford area to make the transfer process even smoother. UIU holds articulation agreements with schools across the country, including Rock Valley College and Rockford Career College.

Don’t see your school? Check out all of our articulation agreements.

Students transferring from a UIU partner school may qualify for a transfer scholarship!


Admissions and Aid

When you’re ready to apply to UIU-Rockford, we’ll help you navigate the admissions and financial aid process.

Special Programs and Grants

Transfer Connection Scholarships

Transfer students from partner schools can transfer up to 78 credits to UIU and qualify for scholarships!

Military Financial Aid

If you’re in active service or a veteran of the U.S. military, we’ll help you secure the unique education benefits available to you.

Corporate Programs

UIU-Rockford partners with area employers to offer employees grants toward tuition.

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Experience UIU from Rockford

As a student at UIU-Rockford, you can take advantage of the benefits of being part of a global school community.

Jennifer Lange, '19

Health Services Administration
Rockford Center

I currently work in health care and having the degree in Health Services Administration will assist me in advancing to a higher position.

In compliance with the State of Illinois Higher Education Housing and Opportunities Act (HOUSE), students experiencing homelessness can be connected with local, state, and federal resources by contacting [email protected]

Contact UIU-Rockford

1161 Tebala Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61108

Phone: 815-332-1414

Email: [email protected]


Office Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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