The Journey Starts Here.


Bri, Levi, Cawhan, Brandi, Reed & Melanie come from different walks of life. But when it came to where to start their journeys, they chose Rend Lake College.

Affordable and close to home, RLC offers more than 100 degree and certificate choices in plenty of high-demand fields. Whether it's earning an associate degree for transfer to a university, or training in one or more of our many short-term certificate programs; RLC can take you there.

Our knowledgeable faculty and wide-ranging services are exactly what you need to succeed. Be whatever you want to be. Go wherever you want to go.

Fall 2022 classes begin August 15.

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Make your appointment with an advisor now and Start Your Journey at Rend Lake College.

All of our programs can be found at From each page, you'll find detailed instructions and contacts for that program. 

What's your major?

Warriors-Smith-mugthumb I chose Rend Lake because of all the amazing opportunities it provides for my future. Also, to continue my athletic career.
Transfer Student, Collinsville
Warriors-Melanie-mugthumb I chose Rend Lake to have a better future for myself and my family. And to set the best example for my children on finishing college.
Business Management, Pinckneyville
RL-Cares: A free service helping students find success, both academically and personally.
Scholarship Opportunities: We want to see you succeed. One application. Hundreds of scholarships. Apply at
Mental Health Resources: Our partnerships with mental health support systems connect students to the help they seek.
Textbooks Included: We build the cost of textbooks into your tuition and fees*. Getting your books is easier than ever!
*Select textbooks are not included in the fee.