Rock Valley College (RVC)

Rockford, IL

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Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College

Rock Valley College Student Essentials

Rock Valley College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.rockvalleycollege.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $8,234
Out-of-State Tuition: $14,994
Retention Rate: 66%
Enrollment: 15,540
Year Established: 1964

About RVC

Numerous learning options and programs leading to highly marketable careers are two exciting features of a Rock Valley College education.

A full-fledged community college located in Rockford, Illinois, Rock Valley offers over 100 degree and certificate programs leading to such careers as dental hygienist, nurse, surgical technologist, firefighter, human services professional and computer specialist.

Rock Valley also awards associate’s degrees in the liberal arts and sciences to prepare one for transfer to a four-year school.

Making the pathway to academic and career success as easy as possible, Rock Valley offers such alternative programs as the Afternoon College. This consists of accelerated eight-week classes held in the afternoon hours.

Some of Rock Valley’s other innovative learning methods include the “Eagle” distance education option and even an “iTunes University” which allows students to access lectures through podcasts.

Rock Valley’s extracurricular activities also serve as sources for learning as well as personal development. In addition to two student publications, Rock Valley has over 30 student organizations including a Japanese multimedia club, a music educators club, and a dental hygienists club.

Career and academic counseling and services as well as financial aid for eligible students are all available at Rock Valley.

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RVC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Rock Valley College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Overall, I think this school is the way to go. Start here and get your Gen. Eds out of the way, and then transfer to a larger university. It saves a lot of money for the same education! Get involved in clubs!! I am president of the Multicultural Club and we offer FREE food!! Not just any food, food from around the world. Student jobs are available on campus and the employers are super flexible with your schedule. I've found that my greatest experience comes from getting involved and investing time into what is happening on campus, aside from just the classes. The events help to break up the long days of studying and end up making it more enjoyable.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I recently started at Rock Valley. So far, I love it. I'm doing online courses for now, and it's very different than what I'm used to, but my professors make it totally worth it. Not ALL credits are transferable; you just have to look into it. Their website helps make financial aid super easy to get through.


RVC Map & Location

Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114


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Getting Around RVC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Rockford, IL

Winter
Dec
33
18
Jan
29
13
Feb
34
18
Spring
Mar
47
28
Apr
61
38
May
72
48
Summer
Jun
81
59
Jul
85
63
Aug
82
61
Fall
Sep
75
52
Oct
63
41
Nov
48
30

RVC Students

Total Students 15,540

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 13%
  • African American: 12%
  • Caucasian: 67%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 13%
African American 12%
Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 22%
Part-Time 78%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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